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The MACC Minute June 2, 2022. We hope it will inspire you to get involved.
Success is steps up, down and backwards. Bistro on Main was a step up, launching MACC’s social enterprise to help people fight the effects of poverty. Covid was a forced step down. Relief measures like stimulus checks, extended unemployment and protection from eviction were unintentional steps back. MACC’s success will be experienced in its growth from all of these steps.
Assistant Executive Director
Calling all lobster LOVERS!! Come on down to MACC’s Community Kitchen for our PRE-ORDER ONLY Lobster Roll Fundraiser Event. Pick up is Saturday, June 25th from 10am – 1pm. $24.99 gets you all the lobster fixings, roll, and chips. Call 860-647-8003 ex. 13 and leave a message with your name, order, and active phone number so we can reach you!
Chef Ferdinand Cruz
Community Kitchen Head Chef
Are u you looking for some variety while clean eating this summer? You really can’t go wrong with a freshly made vegetable or fruit gazpacho, also known as a cold soup. My favorite would have to be the simple tomato gazpacho. Containing FRESH garden tomatoes, red onion, garlic, cilantro, Fresno chilies. Garnished with diced cucumber and toasted chick peas.
1 English cucumber
2½ pounds ripe tomatoes, chopped
2 fresno chiles, or ½ red bell pepper, stemmed and seeded
¼ small red onion, rinsed
4 small garlic cloves
¼ cup chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish
3 tablespoons sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar
½ cup extra virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
1¼ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Cherry tomatoes and fresh herbs, for garnish
Puree the first 10 ingredients until smooth.
Chill in the fridge for 2 hours.
Garnish with fresh cilantro sprigs, sliced cherry tomatoes, and toasted chick peas.
I would like to give thanks to a gentlemen by the name of Maxwell Adomako. Maxwell gave a call to the Emergency Food Pantry. He wanted a list of much needed items for the pantry. With a fresh list in hand, Maxwell and other members of his church went shopping. They purchased non-perishable items and donated them to us. #KindnessWins
EXTRA, EXTRA, READ ALL ABOUT IT!! SPREAD THE NEWS! Community Threads Thrift Shoppe is having a SUMMER SALE! When you ask? Monday, June 6th – Monday June 13th! All of our ADULT shorts, tank tops, bathing suits, flip flops and sandals, will be 50% off!! Come on in and browse around to find these great deals and many more. #SHOPTIL’YOUDROP
Community Outreach and Emergency Services Manager
Did you know that not all homeless individuals mean jobless individuals? Many in fact have jobs but are unable to procure housing due to affordable housing shortages, high rent, utility and food. Many sleep in the cars that transport them to their jobs, while others work daily to pay a night’s hotel cost. These are the hidden faces of homelessness.
Edited and designed by Chance Wetmore
MACC Charities Social Media and Systems Specialist