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The MACC Minute January 28, 2021.  We hope it will inspire you to get involved.

A BIG Thank you to Knights of Columbus #1155 & #573 of Manchester and the Manchester Women’s Club for sponsoring Drive-by Food Drives throughout January!! All the food and monetary donations will assist the 300 + families in need we see each month, they will have nutritious groceries to put meals on their tables! MACC Needs list is on our website.

Beth Stafford

Executive Director/CEO

My beloved father died this past week. As I sat reflecting on his good life, I remembered his concern about people being hungry. I realized how influenced my work has been by his experience of being the son of a sharecropper in the south. He knew the harsh reality of isolation and hunger and made sure his children did not.


Shannon Baldassario

Director of Services

With time comes change. We as humans change our interactions and relationships in society that transform cultural and social “Norms”. Adapting to change takes the mental, emotional, and physical energy we possess for the process to unfold. Our #KindnessWins motto is to influence a Positive Social Change for a betterment of society that that can lead to a brighter future.


Chef Ferdinand Cruz

MACC’s Community Kitchen

The Community Kitchen has been producing hot meals every Thursday since ringing in the New Year. The word’s getting around town as the number of lunch guests increased by 20 on Thursday. This week, as requested, we are making Gouda & Caramelized Onion Stuffed Meatloaf, Horseradish-Cheddar Mashed Potatoes and Candied Carrots. Guest’s feedback has been flavorful to all our ears.

Patti Thurlow

Operations Manager

Looking to get your special someone a gift for Valentine’s Day?  Why not stop into our Community Threads Thrift Store and browse through our jewelry selection. JEWELRY’S BOGO for the month of February. While you are here, pick up a book or two for yourself or a friend.  BOOKS are BOGO for the month of February too! Happy Valentine’s Day!!

Mark Nadeau

Outreach Case Worker

This pandemic has changed the way we all live our lives. There is HOPE as vaccines have been made available to prevent loss and spread of the virus. Like how an individual’s life can change due to homelessness, addiction, or mental health. Resources are available, Outreach can assist with referrals to find HOPE. Change is something we all must accept.


Luke Greika

Bistro On Main

During Covid, I have been taking advantage of the extra free time with Luke & Lola. Going hiking a lot and of course making fun foodie kid crafts. The twins wanted to make granola bars to take out hiking in the woods this weekend. So, we took last week’s MACC minute granola recipe and made granola bars. Here’s the recipe.

Recipe: Luke & Lola Granola Bars

Makes 12-14 bars
2 lbs of your favorite granola (you are welcome to use last week’s MACC minute recipe I provided) or store bought is also just fine.
1 1/2 Tbs of coconut oil
2 Tbs brown sugar
1 tbs honey
Pre-heat oven to 350F
Take all ingredients and mix thoroughly in a mixing bowl.
Get a small sheet pan and line with parchment paper.
Press granola into the pan all the way evenly to make about 1/2 inch thick.
Put more parchment paper over the top of granola and put one more sheet pan over the top to press.
Leave this pan on during baking.
Bake for 25 mins or until toasty looking. Check during the process as you may want to go longer based on oven variables.
Take off the top pan, and parchment paper to allow to cool. Cut before completely cold and set into bars, separating them.
Enjoy! Happy cooking and family time.
Thank you to Paul Ofria for our new photos

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