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The MACC Minute February 10, 2022.  We hope it will inspire you to get involved.

Beth Stafford

Executive Director/CEO

I am overcoming the struggles of surgery through positivity and prayer. I am doing well with physical rehab, participating actively, and taking doctors’ orders seriously. Recovery in the hospital and beyond, is a long, involved process. My recovery journey resumes and I continue to make positive strides to soon be back, better than ever. Rome wasn’t built in a day!


MACC Helps with Poverty
MACC Pantry Manager

Phil Leggett

Pantry Manager

This week, I would like to give a huge thanks to Ruth Spellman. Ruth is one of the pantry’s volunteers who comes in a few days a week and helps with various jobs within the pantry. When she hears about a need she quickly responds to meet it. Ruth’s pleasant spirit and willing heart exemplify a true MACC volunteer. #GoRuth

Shannon Baldassario

Director of Services

For a team to function properly, we must all have clearly defined roles. But, what happens when that role is vacant or backed-up for whatever reason? Staff at MACC have cross trained together in each department to step in when the extra hand is needed to ensure the work gets done. A willingness to work together and achieve our goals.



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

Chef Ferdinand Cruz

MACC’s Community Kitchen

When I create the monthly menu, there are some dishes that I add on that, quite frankly, I look forward to making and, let’s be honest, tasting as well. BBQ Pork Spare Ribs was one of those additions. Messy but delicious. We applied a nice wet rub and cooked them for about 2 hours. The final product was absolutely mouthwatering.

Patti Thurlow

Operations Manager

It’s not too late!! February 12th 10-2, DRIVE-THRU SALE!  Chef Ferdinand is creating Pasta e Fagioli (32 oz. @ $15.00 each) or Turkey Taco Soup w/ Chips (32 OZ @ $20.00 each) Pre-order w/ Patti @ PThurlow@macc-ct.org, 860-647-8003 ex. 12. (Cash or Check)
Can’t make it? Donate @ https://macc-ct.org/donate-now/
MACC's Elves are hard at work
Hip hop for haircuts 180 barber shop Manchester ct

Timothy Bohr

Community Outreach and Emergency Services Manager

We are 3 days from Super Bowl LVI, and even though my favorite team isn’t playing, it reminds me of a quote from my favorite coach. A quote that we all sometimes need to sit back and reflect upon. “We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible” -Vince Lombardi. Don’t let IMPOSSIBLE win.

Executive Chef Michelle

Bistro On Main

Just in time for Super Bowl! Our new soup of the day is a Vegetarian Chili, made with kidney and white beans, tomatoes, peppers, onions, celery, and carrots. Take it to the next level by adding cheddar cheese, sour cream, and diced onions. Look out for more new dishes coming soon! Currently open for dine-in or take-out Tuesday through Saturday!

Bistro on Main lunch specials
Thank you to Paul Ofria for our new photos

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