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The MACC Minute December 9, 2021.  We hope it will inspire you to get involved.

Phil Leggett

Pantry Manager

Giving a Huge shout out to Borgida & Company in Manchester…. On November 22, 2021 their crew delivered to MACC a generous donation of canned and non- perishable food items along with a beautiful monetary donation of $2,500.00 that will directly benefit our families. Thank you for being a wonderful partner in our community and our fight against hunger! #TakesACommunity



Donations to MACC Pantry
MACC Helps with Poverty

Beth Stafford

Executive Director/CEO

All in a day’s time is what a woman told us when she and her husband delivered two full boxes of hand-crocheted stuffed animals for the children we serve. Ms. Barbara crochets one “lovey” a day.  MACC, police, and medical response teams will use these loveys to delight and comfort children who are experiencing hunger, physical or emotional pain. #KindnessWins




Shannon Baldassario

Director of Services

Our Emergency Service Department offers assistance to households in an emergency crisis. The winter moratorium program for eligible households (“financial hardship”) are protected against heat AND non-heat source shut offs between 11/1 and 5/1. This protection is guaranteed for all eligible customers by Connecticut Statute and cannot be denied, regardless of shut offs, nonpayment, or any other reason. Keep Warm!



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

Chef Ferdinand Cruz

MACC’s Community Kitchen

They say teamwork, makes the dream work! Well anyone who’s ever volunteered here at MACC knows whole heartedly that we succeed through teamwork. Between the hours of 11-1130AM the kitchen crew ramps up for service, we gather assorted breads, desserts, cold beverages. We also assemble the hot meals that we hand out and provide for our community. Kudos Team Kitchen!

Patti Thurlow

Operations Manager

Linda Anderson is a member of Thrivent Financial.  Through Thrivent financial, Linda was able to apply for a Community Impact Card.   Linda reached out to me and we decided the best use of the card would be for warm winter hats, mittens, and boots for our community!   Thank you Linda for wanting to help MACC keep our Community warm!

MACC's Elves are hard at work
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News from Outreach

What’s an Expanded Hotel Model for Cold Weather? It’s a pilot program that MACC, in partnership with the Town of Manchester, and Journey home is providing to coordinate best efforts in directing our homeless population to 2-1-1 for low barrier entry into hotel/shelter stays for further sustainable placement and available resources to each individuals need. Call 2-1-1 for more info!



Executive Chef Michelle

Bistro On Main

For a limited time, while supplies last, Bistro on Main will be offering a complimentary bottle of White (Bruno Dubois Les Perruches Saumur Blanc) or Red (Crozes Hermitage Vieilles Vignes) French wine with the Purchase of a $75 Gift Card. Keep the bottle for yourself or gift it to another!

*This offer only applies to gift card purchases made in-store.*

Thank you to Paul Ofria for our new photos

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