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The MACC Minute February 18, 2021.  We hope it will inspire you to get involved.

 News from our Food Pantry

EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!!! February 20th, 2021 The Knights of Columbus Campbell Council #573 is hosting a Drive-By-Food-Drive benefiting our Emergency Food Pantry at Saint Bridget School parking lot, located at 74 Main St, Manchester. People can put the donations in their trunk and pop it open as they drive on through. As always monetary donations are appreciated

Beth Stafford

Executive Director/CEO

“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand,” (The Last Lecture) are like those we work with, who play their “hand” well. When people rise above generational poverty or homelessness with the challenges attached to each, they not only teach the next generation to play their hand well, they may deal them a #RoyalFlush.


Shannon Baldassario

Director of Services

AIS, Inc. located in Leominster, MA took on a whole new project when Covid-19 first hit our States. Their team started producing face masks to distribute around the United States. Today they have over 1000 volunteers in 45 states making protective face masks in all sizes. THANK YOU AIS, Inc. for the 2000 masks donated to give to our guests.


Chef Ferdinand Cruz

MACC’s Community Kitchen

What’s for dinner?.. “Must-Go’s” A running joke here at MACC and home.  Must-go’s also known as leftovers can create magic family-style meals. It’s a great way to clear out your fridge while creating another dish based on left over meals or ingredients. The best soups I’ve created were when applying this practice. Give it a go at home and enjoy!

Patti Thurlow

Operations Manager

Dealing with the winter blues? How about a good book to cuddle up and read? Community Threads buy one book, get one free deal all month long!! Come browse our selection of fiction, and non-fiction stories. Plenty of children’s books available as well. Did you know we have puzzles and games too! Come on in and shop these great deals!!

Mark Nadeau

Outreach Case Worker

This past week I took a moment to be lost in thought about my coworkers at MACC. They encourage and reinforce the concept of what a team really is on a daily basis. There is no I in team with them, but a committed effort by each one to serve others before self. Working with them is a true blessing.



Luke Greika

Bistro On Main

Kickin It to the Curb….. Pull into parking spot #9 to receive your Curbside/Take out Order at Bistro on Main. Call us at 860-432-5267 to receive your Contactless order. Enjoy the convenience and ease of ordering without the wait for delivery and allow us to serve you as we all face these unprecedented changes to daily life.

Thank you to Paul Ofria for our new photos

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