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The MACC Minute January 27, 2022.  We hope it will inspire you to get involved.

Beth Stafford

Executive Director/CEO

“It takes a village to raise a child; it takes a community to build a home”. We are in need of your support with renovating an apartment that is currently uninhabitable to someone in need. Our transitional housing option offers an affordable opportunity for someone on a fixed income, facing an emergency crisis, or homelessness. Will you support MACC’s hamlet?


MACC Helps with Poverty

Phil Leggett

Pantry Manager

As we close out 2021 and begin 2022, the Emergency food pantry would like to give a huge shout out and thank you to all of the students who donated to the pantry this year. Manchester high students Anira Russell and Amahni Asberry were two of those generous students who brought canned goods and other non-perishable items the pantry needed.

Shannon Baldassario

Director of Services

Building partnerships within our community has given us access to additional resources to help those we serve gain more opportunities for success. To assist those with basic needs, referrals and resources, to housing sustainability and more is bridging a gap in expertise and knowledge we share every day. “Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller



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

Chef Ferdinand Cruz

MACC’s Community Kitchen

Every morning the volunteers and I work very hard preparing warm hearty meals for our community. With these last few weeks being single digits we’ve decided, with every warm meal we also offer warm hands. While folks wait for their lunch we hand out hand warmers. Unfortunately our supply is low so we need your help to give warm hands.

Patti Thurlow

Operations Manager

Valentine’s Day is going to be here before you know it! Don’t be the one caught without a present for your loved ones! Community Threads Thrift Shoppe is having a Valentines sale. January 31st 2022 – February 14th 2022, all red, white, pink and purple items are 50% off! Come in and find that PERFECT present for the ones you love!

MACC's Elves are hard at work
Hip hop for haircuts 180 barber shop Manchester ct

Timothy Bohr

Community Outreach and Emergency Services Manager

We continue to experience frigid temperatures that don’t just affect our everyday activities. Please remember our most vulnerable community members, the homeless individuals that live around us. MACC makes all efforts to identify and locate any individual(s) in need of sheltering, provide them with the resources to get indoor shelter, and help them navigate a brighter and warm future ahead.

Executive Chef Michelle

Bistro On Main

Although we bid farewell to our Bacon Ranch Dip, we are excited to now offer a hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip. This creamy dip contains fresh baby spinach, marinated artichoke hearts, and cheddar and parmesan cheeses. Stay tuned for more delicious new dishes being added to the menu! Bistro on Main is open for dine-in or take-out Tuesday through Saturday!

Thank you to Paul Ofria for our new photos

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