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The MACC Minute for June 23, 2020.  We hope it will inspire you to get involved.

News from our Food Pantry  

The Emergency Food Pantry is in need of the following items:
Frozen meats, fresh meats, fresh produce, instant potatoes, baked beans, carrots, stuffing, gravy, soups (chicken noodle, tomato, soups for kids),corn,beef stew, pasta sauce, jelly, mayonnaise, canned fruit, canned tomato, body wash and shampoo for adults and children, toothpaste, and dish detergent. It’s summer, think about ICE POPS!!

Beth Stafford

Executive Director/CEO

Back to Basics. Meaning: start to give your attention to the simplest and most important matters after ignoring them for a while, for example, being kind seems simple, yet lately, it appears to be a quality most ignored by our society. You and I can get back to basics by choosing to perform intentional acts of kindness to benefit others.

Shannon Baldassario

Director of Services

The Community Outreach and Emergency Services Department works directly with residents in the Greater Manchester area in a variety of ways to ease financial or other unexpected emergencies. Although our delivery of service is different, we continue to assist those in crisis find solutions. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, please call 860-647-8003 ex. 31.


Chef Ferdinand Cruz

Chef MACC Kitchen

Summer solstice has arrived!

The best and most natural hydrating liquid know to us is water. Summer days are usually hot and humid, and we feel it is important to help our guests stay well hydrated. Starting immediately, chilled bottles of water will be available to the guests at the community kitchen! Please consider helping us and donate bottled water.  



Patti Gregory

Operations Assistant

The saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” is true, unless you are donating to a thrift store. If the items that you are donating are ripped, stained, missing pieces or broken, we cannot sell it. Our slogan is” IF WE WONT WEAR IT, WE WONT SELL IT! Donate quality used items to MACC Community Threads Thrift Shoppe.

Mark Nadeau

Outreach Case Worker

Outreach offers practical assistance in connecting individuals to available resources, navigating the 2-1-1 system, emergency clothing, and offering showers and laundry services twice a week. Outreach focuses on building trusting relationships with those we engage with.
Your present situation is not your final destination, if you are homeless and in need of services please contact me at 860-647-8003 ext 15.  



Chef Luke 

Executive Chef Bistro On Main


Once again, I am excited to share the successful outcome of a sizeable donation of Ritz Crackers by Nabisco, made to the MACC emergency pantry. After distributing the crackers to all of the guests in the pantry over the past few weeks, my co-worker asked if I could possibly make a piecrust with the crackers, similar to graham cracker crumbs.


This week’s Recipe

Chef Luke’s Easy Ritz Cracker Pie Crust

Yield 1 pie crust 8″
1 1/2 cups crushed fine Ritz crackers
1/3 cup melted butter
3 TBS brown sugar
Mix all ingredients in bowl and work with hands till incorporated.
Press into your pie pan
Cool in freezer to set
Use when ready with your favorite pie fillings, or cheesecake recipe.

Happy cooking as always
Chef Luke

Thank you to Paul Ofria for our new photos

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