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The MACC Minute October 21, 2021.  We hope it will inspire you to get involved.

 News from our Food Pantry

We always hear “Milk, it does a body good!” Yet for some it does not. Whether it is a food allergy or your body just doesn’t like it, milk isn’t always good for some people. MACC Emergency Food Pantry has found that we have a real need for different types of “milk” such as Almond Milk, Soy milk, and Silk.


MACC needs oatmilk, soymilk, almond milk

Beth Stafford

Executive Director/CEO

Kindness fills a program gap. Hearing SNAP restricts the purchase of anything non-food-related and knowing personal care items are necessary; a kind woman called to ask if MACC could use toothpaste/toothbrushes for its pantry guests. The answer was yes, and she donated over 100 individual kits. There are no restrictions on what #Kindness can do to fill program gaps. #Thankful



Shannon Baldassario

Director of Services

November 1st kicks off the Winter Moratorium with utility companies. What does this mean to you? If you are struggling to make your monthly payments, you can reach out to your supplier and discuss options available to you. Our Community Outreach & Emergency Services department can assist you with any questions you may have. Call our office at 860-647-8003 ex. 31.


#Kindness Wins, donate to MACC Charities
Chef Ferdinand, MACC Community Kitchen

Chef Ferdinand Cruz

MACC’s Community Kitchen

You got to embrace the fall foliage and the comforting flavors and aromas it brings to a home. Last week my family and I whipped up some pumpkin cheesecake bars. The recipe is super simple and they came out absolutely delicious. Whether you’re hosting or attending a party this time of year, consider making these. For sure a fan favorite!




3 cups graham cracker crumbs

6 tablespoons granulated sugar

10 tablespoons melted butter


1 can (15 oz) pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)

3/4 cup heavy cream

2 large eggs

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice


8 oz cream cheese, softened

1 large egg

1 egg yolk

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9×13 baking pan with parchment paper or foil.

Graham Cracker Crust: In a medium sized bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted butter until crumbly. Press into the prepared baking pan.


Pumpkin Layer: In a medium bowl, whisk together all ingredients (pumpkin puree, heavy cream, eggs, sugar, vanilla and pumpkin pie spice). Pour on top of graham cracker layer.

Cheesecake Swirl: In a medium bowl, beat all ingredients (cream cheese, egg, egg yolk, sugar and vanilla extract) with electric mixer on medium speed until well mixed. 


Spoon tablespoonful’s of cheesecake filling on top of pumpkin layer. With a knife, carefully swirl cheesecake filling into pumpkin mixture to create marbled look. Be careful to not disturb the bottom graham cracker layer while swirling the top two layers.

Bake for 37 to 42 minutes or until center is set. Cool for 30 minutes and then refrigerate for 2 hours, until chilled.


Slice into squares and serve.

Patti Thurlow

Operations Manager

The 2021 Crop Hunger Walk was a resounding success for The Mighty MACC team! The entire team at MACC Charities would like to say a big thank you to all who donated and all who showed up and walked the walk with us! We surpassed our goal, raising over $2000.00. This goes to show we are THE MIGHTY MACC TEAM!!
Volunteer with MACC Charities
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News from Outreach

When asked, “What is Outreach to you?” to a group of peers, we got responses like; reaching out, connecting ideas to organizational efforts, and supporting those in need. Outreach means different things to different people. Yet we all seem to understand that at its core, outreach involves extending ourselves, our talent, and resources, in some way. What does outreach mean to you?



Executive Chef Michelle

Bistro On Main

Come to Downtown Manchester, Saturday October 23, for Halloween Happenings! Bistro on Main, along with many other businesses will be handing out candy from 11:30-1:00. Children can also participate in a take-and-make Pumpkin craft at the Manchester Mall. Be sure to stop at the Bistro for a tasty treat to eat from our wonderful seasonal and kid’s menu.

Thank you to Paul Ofria for our new photos

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