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The MACC Minute Christmas Edition.  We hope it will inspire you to get involved.

News from MACC Charities Food Pantry  

This holiday season is heartwarming for all of us here at the pantry to see smiles on the families faces when they receive their holiday baskets, as well as any ” extras” we have had donated to give to the children of our families.The opportunity for all of us to give these “extras” fills our hearts with pure joy.

Beth Stafford

Executive Director/CEO

It’s just what I always wanted, It’s perfectly right, It’s just what I always wanted, A Christmas delight” (lyrics from the movie, Jack Frost) best describes what we are feeling. Thank you for volunteering your time, sharing your resources and participating in activities that blessed others through our 2020 Joy of Community Sharing program. It was perfectly right, a Christmas delight.


Shannon Baldassario

Director of Services

Your generosity during the 2020 Joy of Community Sharing season has blessed hundreds of families in our community. An increase in need led us to believe the holidays would be overwhelming, your support showed us the complete opposite. Thinking warmly of each of you and wishing your family an extra measure of comfort, joy and hope this week. Merry Christmas!


Chef Ferdinand Cruz

MACC’s Community Kitchen

There are a lot of communities that provide services similar to what we do at MACC. Unfortunately, in today’s pandemic world, MORE needs to be done!! In a recent conversation with one of my culinary mentors, he said that he wished his hometown had services to help those in need and added he would be 1st to donate his time.


Patti Thurlow

Operations Manager

The Knights of Columbus surprised our Community Threads Thrift Store with an abundance of winter coats over the last two weeks. Our motto is, if you see someone in need of a coat, give them one. This year the KOC’s generous donation will keep a lot of individuals we serve warm. Thank you for keeping those in our community toasty.

Mark Nadeau

Outreach Case Worker

Tis’ the season for snow and cold temperatures, which often signifies the start of winter. The severe cold weather protocol was activated by the Governor’s office last Wednesday thru Friday to help protect our vulnerable homeless population. With this information Outreach was quick to act by ensuring adequate shelter for seven homeless clients. No one should sleep in the cold.



Luke Greika

Bistro On Main

New Years is almost here!  Here is our special New Year’s Eve Pairing Menu. “Brew Year’s Eve” Beer pairings, Wine, and Champagne at 50% off. You will not want to miss this event, so book now, as reservations are filling up quick for the limited dine in experience. You can also order take out or curbside delivery off this menu.

New Year’s Eve Bistro On Main Menu
Shrimp Cocktail w/Urban Lodge Morning Mist Golden Ale & Citrus Cocktail Sauce $2.50 each
Oysters on the half shell $3 each
Fried Green Tomatoes $9.99
Broiled Escargot in Maître d hotel butter $9.99
Seared Fois Gras with Urban Lodge Pops Stout and Cherry Demi-Glace, pickled onions, and mustard seed, with toast points. $14.99
Buffalo Chicken Tenders $9.99
Pan Seared Salmon with Mushroom Shrimp Risotto & Urban Lodge Nelson Citra Hopped IPA buere blanc sauce. $23.99
Grilled Chicken & Roasted Corn Polenta, Urban Lodge Nelson Citra IPA infused marinara, roasted balsamic glazed Brussel sprouts. $20.99 or With Grilled Tofu. 
Pan Seared 8oz Fillet Mignon, Pops Stout Demi-Glace, Truffle Butter, Red Bliss Mashed Potatoes, and roasted balsamic glazed Brussel sprouts $29.99
Chocolate Stout Bread Pudding. Rich chocolate, Urban Lodge Pops Stout Reduction, Fresh Whipped Vanilla Cream. $6.99
Red Velvet Cake, Cherry Flavored Mini Cake, Butter Cream Frosting, Raspberry Drizzle $6.99
Chocolate Brownie Sundae, Cherries, Chocolate Sauce, Vanilla Ice Cream, Hand Whipped Vanilla Cream, over warm chocolate chip Brownie. $6.99

Thank you to Paul Ofria for our new photos

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