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The MACC Minute March 18, 2021.  We hope it will inspire you to get involved.

 News from our Food Pantry

Amazon is Amazonggggg!!!   Did you know that you could donate to MACC’s Emergency Food Pantry right from home through the items on our MACC wish list? Click the link below and it will direct you to our current needs. Choose as many items as you would like to donate, and Amazon will deliver right to our pantry door! Amazoninggly easy! 

Beth Stafford

Executive Director/CEO

A Community “Thank you” is in order! On 3/17/20, things came to a halt. Guests could not shop for food, clothing or enjoy dine-in meals and volunteers were reduced to 25% due to COVID-19.  A year later, due to a caring community, MACC is still here to serve those in need and has the required resources to do so. #Incredible! 


Shannon Baldassario

Director of Services

“To truly understand a business, you have to wear all of the hats before you can take some of them off.”– Jim McNelis. Recognizing what hat you need to wear when it’s important to your responsibilities keeps your head on straight. One of my challenges of wearing so many hats, is that I love each and every one of them!


Chef Ferdinand Cruz

MACC’s Community Kitchen

How do you splurge on St. Patrick’s Day? Traditional corned beef & cabbage dinner or shepherd’s pie? What to do with leftovers?? (If, there’s any left) Perhaps corned beef and cabbage Gyros, with EXTRA tzatziki…or corned beef and cabbage empanadas?? One of my favorite small plates are shepherd’s pie spring rolls, super easy to make and quite the fan favorite!

Patti Thurlow

Operations Manager

New warm cozy socks make everything seem better! Emmanuel Lutheran Church is having a “socks and undies drive” to benefit MACC Charities on Saturday March 20th from 10am to 12pm in the Luther Hall Parking Lot. These socks and undies benefit our many guests that come to MACC for clothing assistance.   Donate and make someone’s day a little bit better!

Mark Nadeau

Outreach Case Worker

Outreach is not a 9-5 job. It’s a 24-7 opportunity to spread the great work we do to those who ask, “What Is MACC Charities?”. We work directly with individuals in Manchester and Bolton navigate resources and referrals to assist individuals in their emergency crisis. We personally go into the community to locate, connect, and advocate for those experiencing homelessness.


Luke Greika

Bistro On Main

Chefs tend to get excited about the fresh ingredients that springtime brings to the table. One of my favorites is our local asparagus, which is almost ready to harvest. I cannot wait! Here is a simple recipe for cream of asparagus soup that I am happy to share with our readers. I would love to hear how yours turns out.

Recipe: Cream of Asparagus Soup

Yield: Makes 4 cups
2cups Heavy Cream
1 cup veg stock
1 cup chopped asparagus saving the tips for garnish
2 tsp corn starch mixed with 2 tsp water to make a slurry
1 Finely Chopped garlic clove
Salt and Pepper to taste
Add the asparagus to the stock with garlic boil until soft. Add in heavy cream and cook on med till hot. Blend
Return to stove add your slurry and stir in on med to high heat. This will thicken the soup. Season and serve with blanched asparagus tips for garnish.
I hope you’re enjoying the weather and all of these great recipes. And as always happy cooking!!
Thank you to Paul Ofria for our new photos

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