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The MACC Minute June 24, 2021.  We hope it will inspire you to get involved.

 News from our Food Pantry

Odyssey School teacher Ms. Kirker-Head and Mr. Bieler challenged the school’s students.  Fill Mr. Bieler’s Classroom with food, 1600 food items (which would be two items per floor tile in the classroom). The pay-off for the students?  Mr Bieler would shave his beard if the goal was met. They did it! Thank you for donating your goods to MACC!

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Beth Stafford, Executive Director MACC Charities

Beth Stafford

Executive Director/CEO

Hidden in plain sight are the Heroes and Sheroes of MACC. The incredible work these four people do behind the scenes to impact the lives of those we serve may not be seen by many, but is certainly felt by those who are hungry, facing a housing crisis, or have no other place to go. Feeling grateful for my #MACCStaff

Shannon Baldassario

Director of Services

Getting back into the swing of things,” took on a new meaning post Covid’s high positivity rate. I will be attending my first in-person meeting in over a year this week and I cannot wait! We need that face-to-face interaction as it is key to building stronger relationships. Conversing in-person helps with understanding and interpreting body language and facial expressions.


#Kindness Wins, donate to MACC Charities
Chef Ferdinand, MACC Community Kitchen

Chef Ferdinand Cruz

MACC’s Community Kitchen

Big shout out to Steve Sofianos, our sales rep from Performance Food Group. He goes above and beyond for us here at MACC. It speaks volumes to me seeing Steve roll up his sleeves (sort of speak) and jump in and assist his delivery driver in ensuring that we get our product in a timely matter. Thanks Steve!!

Patti Thurlow

Operations Manager

MACC’s Community Threads Thrift Shoppe receives donations of new socks and underwear throughout the year for families in need. Currently, we are in need of NEW small and medium underwear for women, and NEW men’s white tee-shirts in all sizes. Please bring your donated items during open hours from 10am-1:45pm Monday –Friday and Saturdays 10am-12:30pm!

Volunteer with MACC Charities

Mark Nadeau

Outreach Case Worker

What’s happening in Outreach? We extended showers and laundry to twice a week – every Monday & Wednesday. We are collecting specific household items given in our Start Kit Program such as butter knives, cooking utensils, laundry baskets, measuring cups, and sheets for all bed sizes. Each day we seek out to influence a positive change and make a difference! #Kindnesswins


Executive Chef Michelle

Bistro On Main

Thank you to all who celebrated Father’s Day with us at Bistro on Main!  Our special menu items were such a success that we decided to run several of them this week as features. Stop in to try our Jalapeno Poppers, Fried Mozzarella, Biscuits and Gravy, Shrimp and Grits, Steak Frites, and the Sunrise Burger throughout the week and weekend!

Bstro On Main Manchester CT specials

Thank you to Paul Ofria for our new photos

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