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The MACC Minute for November 12, 2020.  We hope it will inspire you to get involved.

News from our Food Pantry  

Donate Gift Cards to our Joy of Community Sharing Program and make the holidays magical! MACC is challenging YOU. Donate gift cards to Stop& Shop, Shop Rite, Walmart, or Target. We have a goal of $10,000 in gift cards to fill our Thermometer! This will make it so our families can shop for their holidays safely and contactless as possible!

Beth Stafford

Executive Director/CEO

Register NOW For the 84th Annual Manchester Road Race. It is virtual this year due to the pandemic, but that does not have to stop us from participating in our beloved Manchester tradition.  It is only $20 to register and print out your bib. I ordered a shirt to wear on Thanksgiving and will walk my 4.748 miles.


Shannon Baldassario

Director of Services

The Ambulance Service of Manchester is holding their 12th Annual “Emergency of Hunger Food Drive” this coming weekend. All donations support MACC’s Emergency Food Pantry. Please visit Stop-n-Shop of Manchester or Highland Park Market from 9-5pm this Saturday / Sunday. Donations of Turkeys, Chickens, and non-perishable food Items. All contributions will assist the many families in need this holiday season.


Chef Ferdinand Cruz

Chef MACC Kitchen

Breakfast is served! The smell of fall harvests filled my kitchen with this delicious Buttermilk Pumpkin Pancake recipe. For added flavors I created a Maple Cranberry Syrup that I drizzled on top. My daughter a bit reluctant, dove in when topped with whipped cream. Are you enjoying similar recipes? Share your pictures you created from following our MACC Minute. Facebook

Recipe: Buttermilk Pumpkin Pancakes

1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
½ cup canned pumpkin
¼ cup canola oil
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Nonstick cooking spray
Step 1
Whisk flour, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl. Whisk in buttermilk, pumpkin, oil, eggs, and vanilla extract until well blended.
Step 2
Spray a large nonstick griddle or skillet with cooking spray. Heat over medium heat.
Step 3
Pour batter by scant 1/3 cupfuls into the hot skillet, working in batches. Cook until bubbles form on the surface of pancakes and bottoms are lightly browned, about 1 1/2 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining batter, spraying the skillet with cooking spray between batches as needed. Serve warm.
Cranberry Maple Syrup
¾ cup pure maple syrup
1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, divided
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
Step 1
Bring maple syrup and 3/4 cup cranberries to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 3 minutes or until cranberries pop. Crush cranberries in saucepan using a spatula. Stir in remaining 1/4 cup cranberries; simmer just until they begin to pop (about 2 minutes). Add butter, and stir until melted.

Patti Thurlow

Operations Manager

Coats, Coats, Coats!!! MACC’s Community Threads Thrift Store is in need of new and gently used coats for all ages.  They can be dropped off directly in the store during the hours of 10:00am and 1:30pm Monday –Saturday or left in the donation bin on the deck outside of the store after store hours. Questions?  Please call Patti Thurlow @ 860-647-8003 ext. 12


Mark Nadeau

Outreach Case Worker

Have you ever asked yourself why you chose the profession you are currently in? My desire to help people has always been the driving force in my life. Outreach allows me to continue doing just that. Whether it’s weekly outreach, putting together a starter kit, or engaging with you on a daily basis. Being of service is what keeps me motivated.



Bistro Chef

Got plans for lunch?  Bistro on Main is the Burger, Sandwich and Salad connection on Main Street.  Come in and try one of our specials.  If you agree that we do lunch well, post a picture and review on Facebook or other social media.  Mention this MACC Minute to receive your choice of a free soft drink or extra fries.

Thank you to Paul Ofria for our new photos

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