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The MACC Minute February 25, 2021.  We hope it will inspire you to get involved.

 News from our Food Pantry

Last week MACC was the recipient of a generous donation from the Gentle Love Diaper Pantry. This Pantry is run by a young Gentleman named Kyle Zingler. Kyle reached out to MACC to see what sizes we needed, collected them, and dropped off 2000 diapers to our Emergency Food Pantry! Thank you, Kyle, for helping the community!

Beth Stafford

Executive Director/CEO

“How can we help?” are the first words heard at MACC each day. These comforting words are powerful when followed up with the action of providing a basic need like food, clothing, emergency outreach and/or service. Our generous community asks the same four words of MACC and their response is the reason we can respond to those in need. #FullCircle


Shannon Baldassario

Director of Services

Remember to make an appointment with yourself. It’s important to remember that self-cares a priority and necessity in the world we live in. We must take the advice we give to others, as you cannot pour from an empty cup.  It’s giving yourself permission to pause and reset. The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself.


Chef Ferdinand Cruz

MACC’s Community Kitchen

We have been extremely fortunate in having the best volunteer groups there is to work with. This past weekend I had the pleasure of working with two couples from Church of the Living God. Julio and Melissa enjoyed a relaxing lunch date together after doing a great job in preparing the bagged lunches and prep work for later this week.

Patti Thurlow

Operations Manager

The month of February brings out the best in New England weather. During storms we have had to reschedule, rearrange, and hold appointments to fit the needs of those we serve. We want to say Thank you to all volunteers who have been accommodating and supportive in continuing to serve along with us to ensure our families receive their assistance.

Mark Nadeau

Outreach Case Worker

Have you ever been homeless? Have you ever dealt with substance abuse? These are questions I am asked daily with the work that I do. Although I cannot speak from experience, I am empathetic to their emotions and try to imagine what someone else is thinking or going through. This allows me to understand their situation. The answer is no.



Luke Greika

Bistro On Main

And Blessing IS his name. His story started at MACC’s Community Kitchen where he and his classmates volunteered for 4 years while attending Manchester High. He successfully transitioned from that work experience to the Bistro on Main where he furthered his skills and gained confidence in the work force. The next chapter begins with him scoring a full-time job. #YouGotThis

Thank you to Paul Ofria for our new photos

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