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The MACC Minute January 21, 2021.  We hope it will inspire you to get involved.

Let’s talk Grocery Shopping! A struggle for some, fulfilling for others. What if you could help a family who is hungry by putting a warm meal and feeling in their heart? Grocery stores have “buy one get one” deal’s often. Donate your “get one” items to our emergency food pantry and share that warm feeling to a family in need!

Beth Stafford

Executive Director/CEO

Happy Birthday MACC Charities!  MACC has cared for and served its local community for 48 years.  To love local is to live and enjoy relationship with one’s neighbors.  Living in community is the cord that ties good relationships together.  When we live local, we strengthen our economic development. When we love local, we strengthen our capacity to care for others.


Shannon Baldassario

Director of Services

A glass of Milk paid in Full. A short story that is close to my heart about how we treat those who we know nothing about. In times of need, we find out who is there to support us through our troubles. I see our staff and volunteers each day never accepting payment for a kindness. Rise by helping others. (short Story- A glass of Milk, paid in full)


Chef Ferdinand Cruz

MACC’s Community Kitchen

The community kitchen is welcoming to all those who volunteer on different levels of ability. One of my favorite group’s volunteers weekly from a local program to teach basic life skills and responsibilities. Their interest in learning to prepare their favorite dishes brings out my love for teaching others to cook. Here’s a few of these students from Project Genesis.

Patti Thurlow

Operations Manager

Did you know…our Community Threads Thrift Store takes your good donations all year long?  During this pandemic we have found that people are cleaning out!   A quick reminder, that while we do love the donations, we cannot accept electronics, bedding, or anything with stains on it. Our motto is “IF WE WONT WEAR IT, WE WONT SELL IT!”

Mark Nadeau

Outreach Case Worker

A member of Bolton Congregational Church, dedicated to fulfilling MACC’s mission, recently contacted our outreach department to discuss and coordinate making a donation of prepackaged winter hats, gloves, and other essential supplies for those who are literally homeless outside. She wanted to know how appreciative she was, stating, “Your efforts in helping the homeless in Manchester does not go unnoticed.”

Luke Greika

Bistro On Main

Kids can easily get bored and long for something to do. So, I came up with a fun idea to keep everyone from going stir crazy. It’s a fun and enjoyable way to get interactive, and creative at home. This easy handmade granola recipe is sure to please and can be easily changed up using some of your favorite ingredients.
Recipe: Luke & Lola Granola
Makes about 10 servings
8 cups oatmeal
1/2 cup nuts chopped(they like pecans)
1/2 cup banana chips chopped
1/2 cup craisins (dried cranberries)
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup melted clarified butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
Preheat oven to 375°
Toss oatmeal with your melted clarified (white solids removed, using only the yellow stuff) and brown sugar and toast in 5 min increments and turn the mix until desired brown color. About 25mins in my oven.
Take the oats, allow to cool completely. Toss with your favorite ingredients and serve with milk as a cereal or as a topper for yogurt with fruit.
Enjoy! Happy cooking and family time.

Thank you to Paul Ofria for our new photos

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