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The MACC Minute January 13, 2022.  We hope it will inspire you to get involved.

Beth Stafford

Executive Director/CEO

Please forgive my absence, as I am dealing with health issues that need to be addressed at this time. I am working with a wonderful medical team and I trust God to standby my side as I begin my journey to recovery. Many Thanks from my family and I for the amazing outpouring of love and support we have received.




MACC Helps with Poverty

Phil Leggett

Pantry Manager

Thanks to the generosity of our community, our pantry shelves are full of beans, tomatoes and pasta. What better way to warm your bellies on these icy evenings than with a hearty bowl of Pasta e Fagioli? We will get our families started with the base ingredients and recipe and leave the rest up to them. Keep warm and enjoy.

Shannon Baldassario

Director of Services

It’s a SNOW DAY!!! MACC follows the Manchester Public School’s inclement weather schedule for are day to day administrative programs. This is for every department EXCEPT our essential service to providing lunch in our community. This past Friday, staff came together to assist the Community Kitchen in getting bagged lunches to 32 individuals who came out in the blistering cold.



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

Chef Ferdinand Cruz

MACC’s Community Kitchen

This past week Dan, one of our volunteers, shared with me a ‘Hoisin Meatloaf’ recipe that he had made at home. Personally, I’ve never tried it but he had great feedback on it so I decided to add it our February menu. I’ll try and replicate the original recipe. Hopefully the community and our local seniors will enjoy it too.

Hoisin Meatloaf
1 ½ pounds ground beef
½ pound ground pork
3 slices bread, broken up into small pieces
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 stalks celery, finely chopped
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
½ cup hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons ketchup
Step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Step 2
In a large bowl, mix together the beef, pork, bread crumbs, eggs, onion, and celery. Season with 3 tablespoons soy sauce, ginger, and 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce. Pat mixture into a shallow 2 quart baking pan.
Step 3
Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes.
Step 4
Drain grease from pan. In a small bowl, mix 1/2 cup hoisin with 2 tablespoons ketchup. Spread over top of meatloaf. Continue baking for 20 minutes or so. Remove from oven, and let rest for 5 minutes.

Patti Thurlow

Operations Manager

Every volunteer comes to MACC with the urge to give back. When you first start it can be overwhelming no matter which department you are in. With the guidance of the department manager and the rhythm in each department, you end up feeling like you are part of the MACC team quickly. SHOUT OUT TO THE ENTIRE MACC TEAM! #TEAMWORK

MACC's Elves are hard at work
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Timothy Bohr

Community Outreach and Emergency Services Manager

As the year changed, so did our weather. A morning of treacherous icing, to a morning of exceeded snow fall amounts. While the weather is unpredictable, the services of MACC are not. Throughout this tough weather, Outreach continued as individuals were sheltered, meals were prepared and distributed, and our families’ needs were met with the predictable consistency of MACC Charities. 



Executive Chef Michelle

Bistro On Main

Please welcome our all new Garlic Sage Penne! This flavorful pasta dish consists of Ground Sage Sausage, Roasted Butternut Squash, Truffled Portobello Mushrooms, and Baby Kale, in a Garlic Sage Cream Sauce finished with Shredded Parmesan. This dish can be substituted with Gluten-Free Penne for an additional charge. Bistro on Main is open for dine-in or take-out Tuesday through Saturday!


Chance Wetmore

Social media and Systems Specialist

Don’t forget to stay safe like me and my photobombing grandfather!
Thank you to Paul Ofria for our new photos

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