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The MACC Minute May 19, 2022.  We hope it will inspire you to get involved.

Beth Stafford

Executive Director/CEO

I have learned two important things while working with the community. First, ask for what you need. Second, build strong alliances, inviting good people to help you. That combination results in having what you need, when you need it. The joy of working with reliable people to do the good work you love is the bonus. Be a Community Connector.
Beth Stafford, Executive Director MACC Charities
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Shannon Baldassario

Assistant Executive Director

Construction’s underway with one Building Project happening at MACC. The crew’s been busy taking down walls, ripping up flooring and removing debris from this unit to get it ready for its new look. Our electrician and plumber are scheduled to take over this week. We’ll keep you updated over the next few weeks so you can see all the improvements!

Chef Ferdinand Cruz

Community Kitchen Head Chef

MACC has partnered with the culinary department at MCC for years now, but unfortunately Covid had reared its ugly head and delayed their return. I’m happy to announce that MCC is finally BACK. It is always a pleasure having these future chefs come in and see what we do here. Our MCC student of the week goes to Aaliyah West.
Chef Ferdinand, MACC Community Kitchen
MACC Pantry Manager

Phil Leggett

Pantry Manager

The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive was extremely successful. We would like to thank the Manchester post office and carriers along with those who donated. Thanks to you all, the Emergency Food Pantry’s shelves can be filled so that we can continue to provide for our families in need. We are so blessed to be part of a caring community.

Patti Thurlow

Operations Manager

Just a quick reminder of the items that MACC does not accept. We will not accept ANYTHING that is expired in any department as well as any food or toiletry items that have been opened and/or are dented. Community Threads Thrift Shoppe will not accept electronics, pillows (unless new in the plastic), furniture and ripped, torn, or stained clothing. #ThankYouForDonating
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Timothy Bohr

Community Outreach and Emergency Services Manager

More accolades to the Manchester Police Department PAR Unit, by also acknowledging Officer Loud who responds with MACC Outreach to identify and assist our most vulnerable neighbors. With compassion and forward thinking, Officer Loud makes our community a model of inclusion and caring, something every community should be proud of. Thank you, Officers Sampaio and Loud, you make a difference.
Bistro on Main lunch specials

Bistro on Main is Now Officially Closed

Five years ago, MACC launched its first Social Enterprise, Bistro on Main. The objective of the business was to train people within the food industry to get them back to work. We are blessed to say we met our objective; as many of our students are gainfully employed and well providing for themselves. With that said, it has been a challenging venture, especially with the economic challenges covid presented to the business community.
Although we are selling the business, MACC will continue the mission of its social enterprise through MACC Charities Community Kitchen, under the direction of our Head Chef, Ferdinand Cruz. You can also look forward to MACC Kitchen’s #Pop-Up dining experiences to both celebrate and enjoy our future student’s culinary creations.
We are confident that a new venture awaits 867 Main Street, as it is housed in a popular block for business on Main Street, has a great landlord and is at the starting line for the Manchester Road Race.
If you or anyone you know is looking for a restaurant space, please contact us at 860-647-0440.
Edited and designed by Chance Wetmore
MACC Charities Social Media and Systems Specialist

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