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The MACC Minute December 30, 2021.  We hope it will inspire you to get involved.

Phil Leggett

Pantry Manager

As the last family received their holiday meal from the joy of community sharing program I was able to take a deep breath, relax, and smile. As the new Pantry Manager this holiday season overwhelmed me but, with MACC’s dedicated volunteers having my back, we made it through to enjoy our own holiday season happily. Happy New Years to all.

MACC Pantry Manager
MACC Helps with Poverty

Beth Stafford

Executive Director/CEO

Testimonial from Kristen
“We wanted to show our children how to give back and thought a food donation would be a good experience. MACC made it more memorable by putting them to work, sorting and stocking, and even breaking down cardboard. We learned so much about how donations and volunteers can impact local families in need.” #TheJoyofDoing




Shannon Baldassario

Director of Services

A New Year is a clean slate; what will you do with your fresh start? Spend time helping in your community, paying it forward, donating gently used items to those in need, or maybe it starts with an ASK. However you choose to ring in the New Year, I hope it’s filled with new spontaneous adventures to last a lifetime.



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

Chef Ferdinand Cruz

MACC’s Community Kitchen

I had a great time assembling these Yukon gold chili bowls with my Wednesday group. Each perfect lunch portion consisted of 3 boiled Yukon potatoes, pepper jack cheese, scallions, crumbled corn flakes (substitute Tostitos), and a beef and bean chili garnished with avocado sour cream. To finish the meal, we added a side garden salad. Ideal for a snowy day!

Patti Thurlow

Operations Manager

As the year 2021 comes to an end and we forge into a new year, I look back and find that my biggest hurdle to overcome was making sure that all volunteers, new and long serving, remained safe during Covid, while still meeting the needs of MACC. My ability to juggle schedules was pushed, but I did it successfully. #NOCOVIDHERE!

MACC's Elves are hard at work
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Timothy Bohr

Community Outreach and Emergency Services Manager

I’m Tim, the new Community Outreach & Emergency Services Manager. I hope to use my background in Business Management, as well as working with at risk individuals in my new position. Working alongside my amazing new coworkers and volunteers the past 3 weeks has made the transition unbelievably welcoming and heartwarming. Blessed to be a part of the MACC Family.



Executive Chef Michelle

Bistro On Main

Ring in New Year’s Eve with Bistro on Main, from 11:30 AM till 9:00 PM! Our regular menu will be available all day. In addition, we will also be featuring Shrimp Cocktail, a Wedge Salad, New England-Style Clam Chowder, Braised Beef Ragu, Pan Seared Salmon, Winter Vegetable Risotto, and Vanilla Creme Brulee. We will be closed New Year’s Day.
Thank you to Paul Ofria for our new photos

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