Welcome to the our weekly newsletter The MACC Minute for March 25, 2020.  We hope it will inspire you to get involved.

News from our Food Pantry

Calling all Protein eaters!! Our emergency pantry is seeking frozen meats so we may distribute to all our households in need. Our Emergency Pantry continues to support its community to ensure that no one goes hungry during this difficult time. We are available to accept all donations Monday – Thursday 9am-4pm and Friday’s until 2pm. No hunger for Greater Manchester residence!

Beth Stafford

Executive Director/CEO

As a result of service jobs being shut down due to this unprecedented health crisis, MACC is receiving frantic calls from people regarding their need for food and rent assistance. Please consider giving a gift to MACC’s Community Emergency Fund. All sizes of monetary gifts are appreciated. I am confident we can get through this together. Do what you can.

Shannon Baldassario

Director of Services


I want to take this time to acknowledge all MACC Staff and volunteers alike, who have stepped up to the challenge and continue to serve the Greater Manchester Community during these rapidly changing times; with Covid-19. We are committed to providing essential emergency services to those in need. We will get through this crisis by working together and staying healthy



Chef Ferdinand Cruz

Chef MACC Kitchen

Sometimes I receive phone calls at the MACC kitchen. The voice on the other end seems lost and timid. They are seeking assistance and/or services from MACC. I tell them we serve lunch 6 days a week. I encourage them to introduce themselves to me when they come. I get a personal fulfillment in matching a name to a face.

Patti Gregory

Operations Assistant

Our Community Threads thrift store is currently closed, indefinitely. Due to the Covid-19 threat we are taking all precautions and safety measures for everyone to stay healthy. As we are coming into the spring months, please consider holding onto your donation items until we can resume normal business hours of operation. This new style of daily living is only temporary.

Mark Nadeau

Outreach Case Worker

The Covid 19 virus is spreading across our state. We are hearing terms such as self-quarantine, social distancing, and flattening the curve. What do these terms mean to you and your family as well as your community? Practicing proper hygiene like washing your hands often and not touching your face. By doing your part we all can make a difference.

News from Bistro On Main

BISTRO ON MAIN has made the difficult decision not to offer take out at this time. Please stay in touch with us by leaving a message on Facebook or call us 860-432-5267 and leave a message. We want to thank all our valued customers for your continued support. Please stay safe and healthy during these challenging times we are facing.

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