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The MACC Minute November 18, 2021. We hope it will inspire you to get involved.
News from our Food Pantry
An apple a day keeps the doctor away! Around the holidays we all are geared to buy holiday foods and all those donations are amazing and definitely help us provide holiday baskets. But, our families still need the daily fresh fruits and vegetables they need to be and stay healthy. Add a few to your grocery list and donate today!
“Do you ever see people make it out of poverty?” asked a donor. The answer was, “yes, we do.” It is slow work, and much like peeling an onion, both in pulling off a thin layer at a time and in circumstances that bring tears; however, seeing someone succeed gives the energy to help the next person in need. #WorthwhileWork
Director of Services
SHOUTING IT OUT LOUD….. Stop on down to MACC Charities @ 466 Main St, this Saturday 11/20 and Sunday 11/21 from 9-3pm for our final weekend supporting our 12th Annual Emergency of Hunger Food Drive. Pop your trunks with goodies to donate and let our police explorers do the lifting! All monetary and gift card donations are greatly appreciated! #EmergencyOfHunger
Chef Ferdinand Cruz
MACC’s Community Kitchen
Some weekends, I find myself out of ideas for Sunday Dinner. That ever happen to you? Well, here’s a go to recipe that you can try out sometime. It’s super easy and you can make your own twist. Sometimes I add spinach, or substitute shrimp instead of chicken. I’d love to hear some feedback! Enjoy Ya’ll!
Bruschetta Chicken & Pasta
1 lb. cherry tomatoes, chopped
1/4 c. plus 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 c. torn fresh basil
Freshly ground black pepper
1 lb. Penne (your preference really)
3/4 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 tbsp. Italian seasoning
1/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan
Optional: Balsamic Glaze drizzled over the top adds an extra layer of flavor.
In a large bowl, stir together tomatoes, 1/4 cup olive oil, garlic and basil and season generously with salt and pepper. Let sit 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook angel hair until al dente, 4 minutes. Drain and return to pot.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat remaining tablespoon olive oil. Add chicken and season with Italian seasoning salt, and pepper. Cook until no longer pink, 10 minutes per side. Let rest 5 minutes, then thinly slice.
Add tomato mixture and sliced chicken to angel hair and toss until fully combined.
Top with Parmesan and serve.
Christmas has come to town a little early this year!! Are you ready? Our volunteer Elves have started rolling out our Christmas merchandise. Need some clothing? WE have that! Need holiday decorations? Come to Community Threads Thrift Shoppe before the rush and get some of your Christmas shopping done! Come on in and shop til’ you drop!
News from Outreach
Harsh New England winters are upon us! If you see or know someone who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, they do not need to be out in the cold, connect them by calling 2-1-1. Individuals will be triaged to the closest, safest location out of the elements. Our outreach team continues to work with individuals in need.
Executive Chef Michelle
Bistro On Main
Order online or stop in, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays to take advantage of our lunch specials from 11:30-3:00!
This menu is available for dine-in or take-out. Specially priced options include a Soup and Half-Salad, Turkey Sandwich, Classic or Autumn Grilled Cheese, the Rachel, a BLT or Veggie Sandwich. Our regular full menu is also available on these days.
Thank you to Paul Ofria for our new photos