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The MACC Minute for June 17, 2020.  We hope it will inspire you to get involved.

News from our Food Pantry  

This past Saturday MACC Charities was the recipient of The Gentle Love Diaper drive, run by a young man named Kyle Zingler. Kyle is a high school student at MHS and wanted to help people in need of a hand up! He followed through with his idea from conception to delivery. Kyle is a remarkable young man.THANK YOU KYLE!!    

Beth Stafford

Executive Director/CEO

It is not too late. If there’s something you wish you would have done to help someone during this pandemic, do it now. It is not too late. Give a financial gift to support the work of your favorite nonprofit, organize a group to collect needed items, eat at a local restaurant or volunteer. Your contribution will be on time.

Shannon Baldassario

Director of Services

As the Governors reopening phases begin to take place, there’s a turnaround in households cancelling their pantry appointments as they have returned to work. This past week alone, we have talked with nine households who appreciated all we have done for them during these unprecedented times for their family as they find themselves no longer in need of our services.


Chef Ferdinand Cruz

Chef MACC Kitchen

During lunch service we offer assorted breads, bagels and pastries along with the bagged lunches. I overheard a guest ask for cinnamon bread. The volunteer informed the man we were out. I dug through all the bags to find cinnamon raisin bagels. He was extremely pleased; told me I made his day! Who knew 3 bagels would brighten someone’s day!


Patti Gregory

Operations Assistant

This week I want to give a shout out to Jim Hartung. Jim is a kitchen Volunteer that is always willing to jump right in and do whatever needs to be done. With his smiling face and dry sense of humour Jim makes working in the kitchen fun!! Thank you, Jim, for all that you do to serve MACC Charities!!

Mark Nadeau

Outreach Case Worker

Are you spring/summer cleaning during this pandemic? Our Outreach team is in need of the following items; coffee pots, crockpots, hand mixers, blenders, and can openers. We put together Starter Kits for our guests who were once homeless and are becoming housed. Starter Kits give them a fresh start to living. Please consider donating the above items to bless someone.


Chef Luke 

Executive Chef Bistro On Main


MACC received 10 pounds of Jalapeno peppers this week. Stumped at first as what to do with them, I thought of one of our awesome volunteers, Phil. At almost every meal, Phil uses hot sauce on his food; this thought inspired me to create a “killer” hot sauce to spice things up a bit for others who like it hot.


This week’s Recipe

Chef Luke’s “Fermented” Fresh Jalapeno Hot Sauce.

1 1/2 cups fresh Jalapeno’s chopped
1/4 cup white onions chopped (I like Vidalia)
3-4 cloves garlic
1 TB chopped Cilantro (if desired)
2 cups water
2 TB salt
Heat water to boil and salt dissolved
Let water cool to room temperature
Put pepper mixture in a jar with lid that with only be put on super loose as you still want the air to get at it.
Pour salt brine over the top to cover peppers
Let sit at room temperature for 48hrs
Stirring at least once a day.
The mixture will do its thing and actively break down the peppers and flavors will combine
Blend the mixture after 48hrs
Refrigerator and use within 2 weeks or freeze in appropriate containers. 
Enjoy on your favorite foods 
Happy cooking as always
Chef Luke

Thank you to Paul Ofria for our new photos

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