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The MACC Minute March 4, 2021.  We hope it will inspire you to get involved.

 News from our Food Pantry

Fresh is Best!  
During the winter months there is a tendency to seek out comfort foods. Stews, and soups fulfill that. One of the best things we can do is include fresh vegetables and fruits in our meals. These meals are nutritious and comfort us too. Donate fresh fruits, vegetables and fresh/ frozen meats so our families can do the same!

Beth Stafford

Executive Director/CEO

WORD! MACC staff chooses one word meant to challenge them for the year. We discuss the “why” of our word. At the end of the year, we discuss our experiences, good and bad, and the growth that took place. Our 2021 words are Release, Compassion, Confidence, Hope, Attention and Awareness.  We learn a lot about ourselves and one another. #Tryit


Shannon Baldassario

Director of Services

Simple pleasures of watching television. A homeless “Code Blue” was called Monday when Governor Ned Lamont activated the Severe Cold Weather Protocol due to harsh temperatures and gusty winds expected for overnight into Tuesday. Hoteling those who would usually rough it outside, one man blurted out how he was looking forward to enjoying the T.V. shows he only reads about.


Chef Ferdinand Cruz

MACC’s Community Kitchen

As we approach March 17th, 365 days since Covid-19 shutdown our state, we wanted to spruce up our Community bagged lunches variety menu as well as expand our hot meal offerings. This month we are providing hot lunches on Tuesdays and Thursdays with hot soup on Fridays. I hope to get back to serving hot meals 5 days a week.  

Patti Thurlow

Operations Manager

Irish Blessings! Community Threads Thrift store is having a little Luck of the Irish Sale March 1st – March 18th!! Our volunteer leprechauns have been jig-fully decorating and bringing out all their green, white, and orange to show you just how much luck you’ll have finding what you want. Stop into Community threads to catch the luck of the Irish.

Mark Nadeau

Outreach Case Worker

“When one door closes another one opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the one which has opened for us;” -Alexander Graham Bell. In life, we make choices that affect us. Choosing the right door can make all the difference, which door will you choose, open or closed?



Luke Greika

Bistro On Main

“May love and laughter lighten your days” as you let Bistro on Main lighten your spirits. Do not miss out on calling in your Takeout or Curbside pickup for a complete Corned Beef (braised in Irish Ale) & Cabbage Dinner, Ruben Sandwiches or your favorite Bistro fare on Wednesday, March 17th  from 11:30 am – 8:30 p.m. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Thank you to Paul Ofria for our new photos

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