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The MACC Minute May 5, 2022.  We hope it will inspire you to get involved.

Beth Stafford

Executive Director/CEO

Where have you planted your roots?
Mine are deep in the Town of Manchester. I just celebrated my 23rd Anniversary with MACC Charities and before that, I worked 12 years with the Town of Manchester’s Social Services. I am blessed to have served a town that is proactive in its approach to government and fiercely protective of its residents. #DevotedtoManchester
Beth Stafford, Executive Director MACC Charities
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Shannon Baldassario

Assistant Executive Director

What an Amazing Day! Saturday April 30th, I took part in the 30th year celebration of Rebuilding Together – Manchester. I joined a great team of volunteers who worked hard to get everything done from pulling weeds, raking and planting flowers with mulch which we did! It was a rewarding day of giving back to this wonderful town we call home. #RebuildingTogether

Chef Ferdinand Cruz

Community Kitchen Head Chef

I have been blessed with the number of talented volunteers that come in each week to throw their hands into whatever we have cooking in the kitchen. This week I have to spot light my left and right hands, Lisa and Teresa, who come in every Tuesday and Friday making the day quite a breeze. Thanks you for everything ladies!
Chef Ferdinand, MACC Community Kitchen
MACC Pantry Manager

Phil Leggett

Pantry Manager

On April 29th two women who have been friends for a long time came to the door at MACC’s Emergency Food Pantry. Barbara Harris and Brenda Woods delivered a cart full of non-perishable food items to us out of the goodness of their hearts. We would like to give thanks for this generous donation from good people and great friends.

Patti Thurlow

Operations Manager

I think we can all agree that baby clothes and children’s clothing are adorable. The clothes are so adorable that our racks are almost empty. Community Threads Thrift Shoppe is in need of children’s clothing from newborn to size 10/12 in both girls and boys. Please think about donating your gently used children’s clothing to help our families in need!
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Timothy Bohr

Community Outreach and Emergency Services Manager

I spent time Sunday at a grocery store to stock up for the week, and witnessed the continued increased costs for basic food. Combined with rising costs of gas, electricity, heating oil and clothing, these prices are crippling to some who are trying to feed, house and clothe themselves and their families. Please remember them in these times of need.

Bistro on Main

Bistro on Main is busy working hard whipping up new weekly specials and delicious favorites for you to enjoy. If you want some good food that also helps support MACC, stop by at 867 Main St Manchester, CT. If you want to learn more or browse our menu make sure to go to the Bistro website. Stay tuned for more!

Bistro on Main lunch specials
Edited and designed by Chance Wetmore
MACC Charities Social Media and Systems Specialist

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