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The MACC Minute May 06, 2021.  We hope it will inspire you to get involved.

 News from our Food Pantry

We are very thankful for all the food donations we receive and we give the first and best to our guests. We cannot accept anything expired, opened, leaking, perishables not kept at proper temp, or left outside on our porches during closed hours. They receive their groceries knowing that we choose quality over quantity and that fresh is best! #kindnesswins

Beth Stafford

Executive Director/CEO

“Very great change starts from very small conversations, held among people who care.” — Margaret J. Wheatley

Great change is not quick and usually starts with a thought or idea, shared in small conversations with others until action is the next step. MACC Charities began with small conversations in1973 and it continues to grow and improve with small conversations today. #GreatChangeHappened

Shannon Baldassario

Director of Services

This Monday May 10th isMACC’s 2nd Annual Hip Hop Haircuts in the Community. MACC Guests have signed up & picked their time slot with partners’tHAIRapy Beauty Bar&West Main Barbershop to get that fresh style with the warmer months ahead. SHOUT OUT to Joey Batts and his crew for raising the funds to support a great event.


Chef Ferdinand Cruz

MACC’s Community Kitchen

I’d like to acknowledge a special group of volunteers. The unsung heroes that pick up donations for us from local grocery stores and bakery’s week in and week out. MACC really depends on all of the donations that come in to fulfill the community’s needs. This week we received 7 cases of assorted items; milk, produce, dairy!! Thanks Mr. Lyons!

Patti Thurlow

Operations Manager

Mother’s day is this weekend, Sunday May 9th.  Community Threads is open Monday thru Saturday for you to come in and shop for mom.  We offer everything from jewellery, to clothing, and much more!   Why not stop in and see what treasure you might be able to find.  Happy Mother’s Day mom!! Hours are Monday –Friday 10am-2pm and Saturdays 10am-1pm. 



Mark Nadeau

Outreach Case Worker

Got Masks?? Thanks to the supply department at Manchester Memorial Hospital, our guests will get a fresh new cloth facemask during lunch service this week. With the extension of mask wearing continuing through September, we got you covered! It’s great through these challenging times we continue to meet, greet and build on our community partnerships. Thanks Jim Hunter and MMH!


Executive Chef Michelle

Bistro On Main

We’re super excited to introduce new menu items this week in Appetizers, Entrees, and Desserts!  Our Salmon Cakes appetizer, which is made in house, is served over a Lemon Caper Sauce and garnished with Arugula dressed in a Lemon Vinaigrette.  Not only do these taste great, but they’re Gluten and Dairy-Free!  Stop by and enjoy these on our new patio!


Thank you to Paul Ofria for our new photos

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