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The MACC Minute August 19th, 2021.  We hope it will inspire you to get involved.

 News from our Food Pantry

Come down to 74 Main Street, Manchester CT this Saturday June 21st from 9am – 12pm and participate in The Knights of Columbus Campbell Council # 573 Drive-by Food Drive in St. Bridget parking lot! All items will benefit the families from MACC’s Emergency Food Pantry. Donations can be placed in your trunk or back seat for the Knights to retrieve.


Food Drive Manchester CT

Beth Stafford

Executive Director/CEO

MACC has below market-rate housing. Six previous tenants are now homeowners. If you share our commitment to housing, please help us update our houses that were built in the 1920’s and are showing their age. We do not want to pass the cost of repairs on to our tenants who are trying to rebuild their lives. Will you help us?



Shannon Baldassario

Director of Services

Thank you! A gesture of appreciation from a simple two worded saying. The words can go a long way towards improving morale and overall happiness for yourself and others. When a volunteer or staff member goes above and beyond their daily tasks, we want to express our gratitude for what they’ve done and acknowledge the help they have extended. #ThankYou


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

Chef Ferdinand Cruz

MACC’s Community Kitchen

Gathering around the campfire telling stories and roasting sweets are memories I will cherish with my children for a lifetime. Just this past week I gathered all the ingredients for Campfire S’mores Banana Boats. YUM! Whipped up a side of vanilla gelato for added flavor and my kids devoured them. Quick Tip: You can also bake these in the oven!
Recipe: Campfire S’mores Banana Boats
4 Bananas
½ Cup Chocolate Chips
½ Cup miniature marshmallows
½ cup crushed Golden Grahams Cereal
  1. Cut 4 (12-inch) sheets of foil
  2. Make deep lengthwise cut along inside curve of each banana, being careful not to cut all the way through. Open slit to form pocket.
  3. Fill each banana with 2 tablespoons chocolate chips, 2 tablespoons marshmallows and 2 tablespoons cereal.
  4. Wrap each banana in foil, making sure that foil opening is on top. Using tongs, set wrapped bananas in coals of campfire; cook 8 to 10 minutes. Carefully remove from fire; peel back foil.
Oven Bake Option: Pre-heat oven to 350 F and place on cookie sheet in oven for 15-20 minutes.

Patti Thurlow

Operations Manager

Community Threads Thrift Shoppe is having a summer blow out sale to make room for our fall clothing!! ALL SUMMER CLOTHES are on sale! Men’s and women’s short sleeve shirts, shorts, capris, and bathing suits are all $1.00 and children’s clothes are 6 for a $1.00! Come on in and stock up for next summer while the sale is HOT!

Mark Nadeau

Outreach Case Worker

Outreach, along with our local police, conduct weekly wellness checks on the homeless population we serve. Our main objective is to direct and assist them with services and programs to break barriers and emergencies they face each day. Outreach works with other agencies such as Community Health Resources, 211, and the Town of Manchester. Together we make an unbeatable team.



Executive Chef Michelle

Bistro On Main

Try Bistro on Main’s Cajun Penne today! This smoky, and slightly spicy pasta dish features the vegetable Holy Trinity, onions, peppers, and celery, in a zesty house made tomato sauce with andouille sausage and finished with a touch of cream. This dish is available for dine-in or to-go. As always, Bistro on Main also offers free delivery to Urban Lodge Brewery!

Thank you to Paul Ofria for our new photos

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