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The MACC Minute June 17, 2021.  We hope it will inspire you to get involved.

 News from our Food Pantry

Saturday June 19th from 9 am to 12 pm, Knights of Columbus Campbell Council #573 will be hosting a drive-by food drive at the St. Bridget School Parking lot at 74 Main St. Manchester.  The food drive will benefit MACC Charities Emergency Food Pantry. People can put food items in their trunk or back seat and the Knights will retrieve them.

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Beth Stafford, Executive Director MACC Charities

Beth Stafford

Executive Director/CEO

An excellent remedy to battle feeling depleted, isolated or bored, is to help others.  I am refreshed every day I come to work because, regardless of how I think about what is going on globally, twenty plus people choose to show up to help my staff and me make things a little brighter for our part of the world.   #ValuetheRefreshers

Shannon Baldassario

Director of Services

Encourage them to talk it out! There is not one way to being comfortable while having uncomfortable conversations. It takes a level of support, trust and respect to open up about yourself and/or your emergency situation. And when they open up, don’t judge. Nobody – including you – likes to feel judged. Ask open ended questions to engage and keep the conversation going.


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Chef Ferdinand, MACC Community Kitchen

Chef Ferdinand Cruz

MACC’s Community Kitchen

This week we were fortunate to receive a huge donation of freshly baked biscuits from Pastrami on Rye. I have a few tricks up my sleeve with this donation, the list of possibilities is endless. Maybe peach cobbler, strawberry shortcakes or even dipped in spicy honey butter. Stay tuned, I’ll be posting pics of delicious treats. Thanks again P.O.R! #Yum

Patti Thurlow

Operations Manager

MACC Charities is looking for a few good people to volunteer! We need volunteers for all departments on various days especially Saturdays for the Community Kitchen and the Community Threads Thrift Shoppe. If you have some free time and feel a need to help others while having fun, then give us a call @ 860-647-8003 ext. 12 or email

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Mark Nadeau

Outreach Case Worker

The idiom; “Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes” is a reminder to practice empathy. Each of us are fighting our own battles every day. For those I serve, it’s hard to understand that their present situation is not their final outcome in life. Services and programs are available to them. Call me, (860) 647-8003 ex. 15

Executive Chef Michelle

Bistro On Main

Make your reservation with Bistro on Main for Father’s Day! We will be serving from 11 am -3 pm. Our menu will feature brunch items like Frittatas, and a Sunrise Burger. Off the grill, we will have BBQ Chicken and Pulled Pork, Steak Frites, as well as southern classics such as Fried Chicken and Waffles, Biscuits and Gravy, and Shrimp and Grits.

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Thank you to Paul Ofria for our new photos

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