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The MACC Minute for July 16, 2020.  We hope it will inspire you to get involved.

News from our Food Pantry  

It is said, that everyone has a face twin. Every month we receive a generous food donation of our most needed items in the pantry. The woman who delivers it, reminds staff of one of MACC’s legendary volunteers, Peg Deforge. We laugh and say it is her body double bringing donations of items she would always bring in for pantry.

Beth Stafford

Executive Director/CEO

“Moving OUT” is what makes our housing program so successful. Since 2009, 7 apartments have been *rented at well below market rate, and five households (11 people) have bought, and still own their first home. The average stay is 2 ½ years. Tenants save money, pay off debt, and improved their employment status by finishing education or completing job training.

*Call me at 860-647-0440 if you or your group want to adopt a portion of a rent.


Shannon Baldassario

Director of Services

At MACC, we believe in staff being cross trained to better assist in each department. In any situation our staff can jump into a department to get a task done. This strengthens our team for flexible response to changing production. It helps us to appreciate each other’s work and have a better understanding of our roles and functions within MACC.


Chef Ferdinand Cruz

Chef MACC Kitchen

Not only does MACC provide meals for the community we also provide meals to our local senior center. The bagged lunches are prepared by the volunteers at the community kitchen & delivered to their homes. The number of senior meals needed daily has dramatically increased, if not doubled. It’s been our pleasure being able to serve those in need.


Patti Gregory

Operations Assistant

COMMUNITY THREADS IS OPENING!! We will open at 10 am on Monday July 20, 2020. Please join us as we celebrate the reopening with a 50% off the entire store sale! (Including jewelry) Please remember that MACC Charities does follow the mask protocol and social distancing rules. No one is allowed in without a mask. Look forward to seeing everyone! Thank you

Mark Nadeau

Outreach Case Worker

You can be bitter or get better in life situations. For one man who was homeless living outside, choose to get better. In February he reached out to MACC for assistance. Navigating 2-1-1 and resources for housing, working to develop an action plan. Pays off in the end, as of this month he will be housed on his own in Manchester.

Chef Luke 

Executive Chef Bistro On Main

A great way to enjoy a hot summer day, when it is too uncomfortable to cook a full meal, is to prepare a light supper. I created a refreshing vinaigrette that is great over simple greens and berries, which are abundant this season. Add your favorite protein if you like. You will be out of the kitchen in no time.


This week’s Recipe

Chef Luke’s Strawberry Vinaigrette

1-cup strawberries fresh (stems removed)
1-cup vinegar of choice (I like sherry vinegar)
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp chopped garlic
1 tsp chopped basil
2 tsp honey
1 tsp lemon juice
Salt & Pepper to taste
As always happy cooking, 
Chef Luke

Thank you to Paul Ofria for our new photos

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