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The MACC Minute January 6, 2022.  We hope it will inspire you to get involved.

Phil Leggett

Pantry Manager

It’s a new year; a fresh start and a clean slate. With the uncertainty of everything happening in the world today, why not make your life go right. There’s 365 days to make New Year new choices. Consider volunteering your time working side by side with myself and amazing volunteers or donating our most needed items; Make your choice today!

MACC Pantry Manager
MACC Helps with Poverty

Beth Stafford

Executive Director/CEO

May 2022 hold unexpected blessings for you just like what our guests received at the Community Kitchen on New Year’s Day from the Milan Cultural Association (an association of people from India living in CT). This group helped us serve lunch, gave us a generous financial gift to help fund the work, and wished each guest a happy new year.




Shannon Baldassario

Director of Services

MACC’s 2021 Joy of Community Sharing was a success! Thanks to our generous community, 122 households enjoyed abundant Holiday Baskets through our Emergency Food Pantry and 184 families were adopted for Christmas. Celebrating the holidays may be a small way to bless people, but also serves to distract them from the hardships they deal with day in and day out.



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

Chef Ferdinand Cruz

MACC’s Community Kitchen

A couple weekends ago, while working Christmas Eve and Christmas day, we had a few generous donations by different people. The family that really stood out among the others was the Quinlan Family. Jameson, Hudson, Helen, Parsons along with Dad brought in numerous cases of nonperishable food items. Not only a bountiful donation but smiles that sung of holiday cheer!

Patti Thurlow

Operations Manager

Puzzles, Puzzles and more puzzles! Community Threads Thrift Shoppe has puzzles on sale! Come on in out of the cold, do some shopping and check out our puzzle sale! Buy one get one free until they are gone! When the winter weather hits, be prepared to stay in and keep cozy while doing a puzzle together with the family! #Puzzlegalore!

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

Timothy Bohr

Community Outreach and Emergency Services Manager

December 2021 brought a new community resource, the MACC Cold Weather Shelter Pilot Program. This program, being new to the town and MACC, utilizes resources from all MACC areas to provide temporary shelter, basic needs, Outreach services, preparation and delivery of meals, and 24/7 contact information for client needs/inquiries. Utilizing our experience and learning as we go, the MACC way.



Executive Chef Michelle

Bistro On Main

The first of many Bistro Bites to come, was a huge success!  Bistro on Main had a local artist, Tiana Correa, and great food and drink specials.  This event will be held every Thursday from 4:30pm–6:30pm and is open to the public.  We will have an array of small plates and specialty drinks ranging from $6 – $8 each.

Thank you to Paul Ofria for our new photos

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