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The MACC Minute August 12th, 2021.  We hope it will inspire you to get involved.

 News from our Food Pantry

Let’s give a HUGE SHOUT out to the girls in Girl Scout Troop 10611 for collaborating with area food pantries and shelters for donations of pet food. Their generous donation of cat and dog food along with a check for $125.00 will be used to keep the pets of our families well fed! Thank you from the cats and dogs!!


Beth Stafford

Executive Director/CEO

Affirmation is an action needed personally and for businesses alike. I am impressed with how many people take the time to insert a note of appreciation/encouragement with their donation to MACC.  It is as simple as a handwritten “thank you for what you do,“well-done” or “keep up the good work.”  Affirmation both validates and encourages good performance.  #Kindness Wins.


Shannon Baldassario

Director of Services

Embracing CHANGE implies that you don’t see the change as hardship, but an opportunity to grow within yourself and your environment. Our brains are hardwired to resist change, we must learn to meet change with a positive attitude and become flexible with the new adaptation. Changes starts internally within oneself, and it gives you the drive to push forward.


#Kindness Wins, donate to MACC Charities
Chef Ferdinand, MACC Community Kitchen

Chef Ferdinand Cruz

MACC’s Community Kitchen

 “Whatever you need, I’m your guy,” makes me think of longtime volunteer Paul Shekleton. Not only is Paul adaptable around MACC’s kitchen tackling various duties or delivering food rescue items to MACC’s Emergency Food Pantry. He’s even handy with the maintenance tools. Our bathroom door needed a little adjustment, Paul brought in his drill and made it just right!

Patti Thurlow

Operations Manager

The week of August 15th is tax free week in the State of Connecticut.  Looking for affordable quality clothes for back to school?  Why not stop in at Community Threads Thrift Shoppe and do your shopping for all your family members?  Our hours of operation are Monday –Friday 10AM-2PM, and Saturdays 10AM-1PM!  Stop in for a fun shopping experience!

Mark Nadeau

Outreach Case Worker

It’s comforting to me walking down Main Street being greeted by the merchants enjoying the great community they are in. It’s even better when a warm welcome is extended your way by a local business owner who remembers meeting you during a previous visit to get the word out about our services. The Outreach department continues to build partnerships within the community.



Executive Chef Michelle

Bistro On Main

While we all soak up the last month of summer, Bistro on Main is now featuring a new classic summer salad. Our Caprese Salad consists of sliced tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, a balsamic reduction, and house made basil pesto. Like all our salads, this salad is made to order with the freshest ingredients. Stop in and order your Bistro favorites!

Thank you to Paul Ofria for our new photos

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