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The MACC Minute February 3, 2022.  We hope it will inspire you to get involved.

Beth Stafford

Executive Director/CEO

People act from the heart, not their head. Gifts of all kinds are accepted with gratitude at MACC. Each month we receive a beautiful greeting card with a monetary donation from a community member who knows that it’s not about the size of the donation, it’s the thought that went into supporting our mission. Thanks H.M. for always being supportive. 


MACC Helps with Poverty

Phil Leggett

Pantry Manager

I am proud and honored to be an employee here at MACC Charities. It gives me the opportunity to make a difference within the Manchester community. It’s an awesome experience to be able to work a job and make a difference. “We make a living by what we get, but make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

Shannon Baldassario

Director of Services

Our guests concentrate on the now in life as it can change in an instant. Acting on impulse can make regretful decisions later in life. Our job’s to connect with those individuals and discuss a more positive outcome to their situation. Taking a step back approach allows them to become an observer of their thoughts before taking that step forward.



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

Chef Ferdinand Cruz

MACC’s Community Kitchen

A pictures worth a thousand words they say, perhaps just TONS of flavors. Our dish of the week is a garlic roasted pork loin with a 3 mushroom demi glaze accompanied by pesto scalloped potatoes garnished with truffle and cracked pepper baby spinach. The best dishes are the ones that just come together, no recipe needed, JUST INGREDIENTS….. and Passion!

Patti Thurlow

Operations Manager

MACC Charities is tackling hunger one bowl of soup at a time! February 12th 10am – 2pm, 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 ahead 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
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Timothy Bohr

Community Outreach and Emergency Services Manager

Nancy Sinatra’s oldie but goodie hit song, “These boots were made for walking,” has never had more meaning to some than now.
Our Winter Shelter clients sure do some walking, and we’d love to help them with warm boots.
Please consider donating to give them what we all hope is a comfortable journey to a more stable and happy future.

Executive Chef Michelle

Bistro On Main

Bistro on Main has revamped the Roasted Beet Salad! Introducing the Quinoa Salad with Baby Kale, Red Quinoa, Roasted Beets, Caramelized Onions, Dried Cranberries and Goat Cheese, tossed in a Pomegranate Vinaigrette. Add a protein and make any of our salads a meal! Look out for more new dishes coming soon! Currently open for dine-in or take-out Tuesday through Saturday!

Thank you to Paul Ofria for our new photos

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