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The MACC Minute July 1, 2021.  We hope it will inspire you to get involved.

 News from our Food Pantry

Every day, volunteers know they are walking into organized chaos. They volunteer all different hours of the day to make calls, pack groceries, stock shelves, sort through donations and be the backbone for staff. Working together to keep the ORGANIZATION in the chaos is key. THANK YOU for ensuring our pantry families always feel their needs are met.  You rock!

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Beth Stafford, Executive Director MACC Charities

Beth Stafford

Executive Director/CEO

Thoughtful in life and in death was a man who ate meals with us until 2007 when he started giving modest financial gifts. In 2018, his contributions stopped coming, and we received a letter from a lawyer stating he named MACC in his will for a substantial donation to the Community Kitchen. #FullCircle from guest to donor to a benefactor.

Shannon Baldassario

Director of Services

Happy 4th of July, 2021! We at MACC, hope you enjoy your extended holiday weekend. With that being said, please note that we want our staff and volunteers to enjoy it just as much as all of you. Community Threads, Emergency Food Pantry and Administration offices will be CLOSED Monday July 5th.  Our Community Kitchen WILL SERVE lunch from 11:30-12:45pm.


#Kindness Wins, donate to MACC Charities
Taste of MACC Cookbook

Chef Ferdinand Cruz

MACC’s Community Kitchen

This week I wanted to share with you a recipe out of, Taste of MACC: Featuring Chef’s Best Recipes Cookbook. – Paperback Available on Amazon!!! This Pineapple and Zucchini Bread is perfect for wanting summertime flavors. It’s tasty and will accompany just about any meal you decide to put together with the added pop of flavors.  Enjoy cooking right at home.

Recipe: Pineapple-Zucchini Bread

3 Eggs- Beaten

2 Cups White Sugar

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

1 Cup Vegetable Oil

2 Cups Zucchini- Grated

3 Cups All Purpose Flour

1 tsp Baking Soda

1 tsp Baking Powder

1 tsp Salt

½ Cup Raisins

1 Cup Pecans- Chopped

1 Cup Crushed Pineapple- Drained


Mix Together the eggs, sugar, vanilla, oil & Zucchini in a large bowl.

In a separate bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder & salt.

Add to the zucchini batter & mix well.

Stir in raisins, pecans & bake in preheated 325 degree oven for one hour, or until browned.

Patti Thurlow

Operations Manager

Get your RED, WHITE, and BLUE ON!!!

Stop in to MACC’s Community Threads Thrift Store for the final days of 50% off EVERYTHING sale.  We have summer clothes and shoes for all shapes and sizes. Need 4th of July décor? We’ve got that too! Make sure to check out our houseware, books and games selection. There’s something for everyone! #Thirftshopping

Volunteer with MACC Charities

Mark Nadeau

Outreach Case Worker

Every day allows for an opportunity to present itself. Being supportive and sympathetic when all they want is someone to listen, delivering food to a family after experiencing tragedy, or helping others navigate in this often-complex world we live in are just a few. Every day we are the opportunity you may need, and we will be there.


Executive Chef Michelle

Bistro On Main

Cookout this holiday weekend with us at Bistro on Main, July 2nd and 3rd! We will have all your favorite burgers: The Truffle Burger, Fig and Bleu Burger, Sunrise, and our special Big MACC! Craving BBQ? We’ve got you covered with our BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich! All our burgers and sandwiches are served with one of our house-made sides.

Bstro On Main Manchester CT specials

Thank you to Paul Ofria for our new photos

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