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The MACC Minute April 21, 2022.  We hope it will inspire you to get involved.

Beth Stafford

Executive Director/CEO

“What do you celebrate,” is asked around the holidays. 
“What kindness have you done or have seen done today,” is what should be asked daily.
We get good at what we practice and kindness, when practiced, is the only action powerful enough to defeat hate. We see the power of kindness practiced every day at MACC and we know #KindnessWins.
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#Kindness Wins, donate to MACC Charities

Shannon Baldassario

Assistant Executive Director

Giving back in a BIG way… St. Mary’s Church, Manchester absolutely rocked their 15th annual “Wall of Hunger” event along with their Undie Sunday drive held in March. It was all hands on deck bringing in the loads of wonderful food, cleaning products, hygiene items, and of course underwear! We love it when community comes together to support their neighbor.

Phil Leggett

Pantry Manager

As we continue to serve through these spring month, we find ourselves low on certain items that our families need. Below you will find a list of our needed items.
Canned vegetables ———– Beef stew
Baked beans ———– Pork and beans
Tomato soup ————————– Jelly
Mayonnaise ———— Instant potatoes
Fresh fruits ———– Fresh Vegetables
Meats ——————— Snacks for kids
Baking items —————– Baby wipes
Razors ————————— Shampoo
MACC Pantry Manager
Chef Ferdinand, MACC Community Kitchen

Chef Ferdinand Cruz

Community Kitchen Head Chef

One of the best aspects of my job is turning nothing into something. Having random ingredients and trying to create a masterpiece. This week’s recent challenge: Ingredients: Avocados, pork spare ribs, garbanzos, green chilies and cilantro. Who would have thought that SOUP would have been the outcome. It reminded me of a pork street taco and it was absolutely delicious.

Patti Thurlow

Operations Manager

Spotlight: Community Threads Thrift Shoppe
MACC Community Threads Thrift Shoppe runs on volunteer Superpower! These volunteers come in six days a week and greet every customer and donation with a smile and a huge “Thank you!” They make sure that the store is fully stocked and the donations have been gone through so every customer has an enjoyable experience. #ThriftSuperpower
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Timothy Bohr

Community Outreach and Emergency Services Manager

Recent visits with new homeless clients in the community allowed me to put a few smiles on faces by lending an ear to listen, a visit to the Community Kitchen, and some clothing and essentials from our amazing donors. All of which is very much the core of MACC values, giving back to the community. Help make a smile happen.

Bistro on Main

Bistro on Main is busy working hard whipping up new weekly specials and delicious favorites for you to enjoy. If you want some good food that also helps support MACC, stop by at 867 Main St Manchester, CT. If you want to learn more or browse our menu make sure to go to the Bistro website. Stay tuned for more!

Bistro on Main lunch specials

Thank you to all of our volunteers! We can’t do this without you!

Edited and designed by Chance Wetmore
MACC Charities Social Media and Systems Specialist

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