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The MACC Minute January 7, 2021.  We hope it will inspire you to get involved.

News from MACC Charities Food Pantry  

Recap of the Pantry year.
What is $.10 cents? It is the difference between being able to carry your bag securely with handles or juggling to hold it in another style bag when you are picking up your groceries. We are asking you to donate your plastic bags to MACC’s Emergency Food Pantry. Not everyone can afford a plastic bag for $.10 cents each. #bags

Beth Stafford

Executive Director/CEO

My favorite 60 words from the Author of On Death and Dying (1969), describe so many of the people I have met at MACC Charities over the last 22 years and I agree ‘beautiful people do not just happen.” May 2021 be a year that we release our beauty on the world through our gifts of time, treasure and talent.
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness and deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”  Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, 1926 – 2004


Shannon Baldassario

Director of Services

See Something, Say Something! A simple, effective slogan to raise public awareness to what is happening around you and to emphasize the importance of reporting it. We are available to anyone in the Greater Manchester area who is in need. Our services range from clothing, emergency food pantry, and community Kitchen, emergency services with housing, utilities, basic hygiene and coaching.


Chef Ferdinand Cruz

MACC’s Community Kitchen

Got Bagged Lunches? A lunch prepared in the Community Kitchen is prepared and packaged to be eaten elsewhere. This is our current norm 6 days a week. This means our daily lunch cost per guest has doubled to accommodate a well-balanced meal during COVID. Consider supporting us in our Community Kitchen to provide a bagged lunch to someone in need.

Patti Thurlow

Operations Manager

Got Time? Let us fill it. Join our team of fun volunteers to serve a need in our community. Like handling food? Our Community Kitchen wants you. If you like grocery shopping we got just the place to do so. Retail therapy is in and our Community Thread Thrift Store really can help you feel better. Contact me at pthurlow@macc-ct.org.

Mark Nadeau

Outreach Case Worker

The best presents are not always gift wrapped. I received a call from a woman who I know to be the mother of a guest I was working with. She expressed her appreciation for the support we gave her son during his time with us. “I got my son back,” she said. That is my unwrapped gift. What is yours? 

Luke Greika

Bistro On Main

I really enjoy warm classic comfort food during these colder winter days. Tomato Soup brings back memories as a child when I would enjoy a bowl with a nice grilled cheese sandwich. Call us at Bistro on Main to find out if it’s our Soup du jour to savor and warm your soul. What’s another “go to” soup you enjoy?


Thank you to Paul Ofria for our new photos

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