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The MACC Minute June 3, 2021.  We hope it will inspire you to get involved.

 News from our Food Pantry

Fresh is Best!

We all agree that fresh fruits and vegetables are the best snacks for our bodies.  Summer is the season for us all to get as many vitamins as possible through the fresh produce that is available. Why not help others enhance their health by donating fresh fruits and vegetables to the Food Pantry?  Donate food Monday- Thursday 9am- 3pm!

MACC Charities pantry
Beth Stafford, Executive Director MACC Charities

Beth Stafford

Executive Director/CEO

It is a privilege to help. The request came from a man who asked if we could help him again. He was a shelter guest twelve years ago, now on disability, he needed a hand with an urgent housing matter. He returned to a place he trusted and thanks to a caring community, MACC could respond to his needs.


Shannon Baldassario

Director of Services

Meeting U.S. Rep. John Larson, D-Conn., and taking him around campus was Inspiring. Funding from the American Rescue Plan is helpful in continuing our mission. “This is a great opportunity to work with local government now, I think it’s a great thing to put the money in the hands of local officials because they know what to do with it.” – Rep John Larson, D-Conn



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

Chef Ferdinand Cruz

MACC’s Community Kitchen

Chef’s choice is sizzling here in the MACC Kitchen! Temperatures are back and rising outside and so should the temperatures in my kitchen! Jambalaya, Bacon, Mushrooms and Cheddar loaded Chicken and Spanish Pulled Pork are just a few dishes that we’ll be serving up this week. Come down and enjoy flavorful spices and tastes of Manchester 6 days a week!

Patti Thurlow

Operations Manager

Huge SHOUT OUT to all of the school groups that come in throughout the school year and help in both the Pantry and the Kitchen.  These groups of students come to us, work side by side with staff and volunteers while learning life skills to help them grow!  We miss them when the year is done and Cheer upon their return!

Volunteer with MACC Charities

Mark Nadeau

Outreach Case Worker

A spin in the kitchen on Memorial Day… Our guests received quite the surprise when they arrived for their lunch this past Monday. Greeted at the door was myself with Community Policing officers from Manchester’s Police Department offering gift cards instead of a meal so guests may self-select a hot meal from a local eatery. Building partnerships and offering variety.



Executive Chef Michelle

Bistro On Main

Make your reservation today to celebrate Father’s Day with us!  We will be open from 11am-3pm for lunch June 20th. Featuring many of Dad’s favorites, such as Frittatas, Burgers, Pulled Pork, Shrimp and Grits, Steak Frites and more!  There is sure to be a little something for everyone, even a couple brunch items!  Check out our special menu on our website!


Thank you to Paul Ofria for our new photos

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