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The MACC Minute October 28, 2021.  We hope it will inspire you to get involved.

 News from our Food Pantry

The holiday Season is upon us and with this comes a need that most people forget about! FOIL PANS. We need foil pans for our turkeys, but we also need them for side dishes, or even a small Chicken!  When you are shopping, please think about donating a foil pan or 2 so our families may enjoy a nice meal!


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Something to be thankful for

Beth Stafford

Executive Director/CEO

Crisis creates opportunities to clear out, clean up and move forward. This past year, all of us have faced physical, mental, and emotional problems, directly or indirectly to COVID, that have pushed us into new realities.  As we now enter into the season of Thanksgiving, can you claim one or two good things that have come from the experience? #Sharethem




Shannon Baldassario

Director of Services

It was a voice I recognized… playing through voicemail expressing her gratitude with positive emotions! A conversation that began with a simple Hello, turned into an action plan to get this single mother of 1, who’s in school herself, HOUSED! Utilizing our network of connections paved the way to housing this family, allowing them to continuing building their life.  #Thankful


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

Chef Ferdinand Cruz

MACC’s Community Kitchen

Today’ menu: Loaded Turkey Burger, salad and a bag of chips. What would you load YOUR burger with I mean the options are endless, right!? The volunteers and I loaded it with whatever we could get our hands on. Caramelized onion, mushrooms, baby spinach, feta, chopped bacon, grape tomatoes and roasted red peppers. So good it’ll make your knees weak!

Patti Thurlow

Operations Manager

Now that fall has arrived in full force Community Threads Thrift Shoppe has filled our racks with warm clothing for the entire family! Shirts, pants, jackets for everyone! We do find we are in need of gloves of all sizes, snow boots for everyone, and mittens for kids! Donate today and help everyone stay warm this season! Happy fall y’all!
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News from Outreach

A perfectly wrapped gift that sat upon his lap was the scene during outreach last week. A community family blessed our guest who was in need with brand new boots and thermal socks for winter. “I have no words,” is what he said as he tightened his grip around the gift he was holding in his arms. His appreciation was FELT!



Executive Chef Michelle

Bistro On Main

Let us cook for you this Thanksgiving! Bistro on Main will be offering your choice of: Turkey with Gravy, Ham with Raisin Sauce, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potato Casserole, MACC and Cheese, Glazed Carrots, Bread Stuffing, and Garden Salad. Quantities are for 2, 4, 6, or 8 people. Dessert options are Salted Caramel Cheesecake and Flourless Chocolate Torte. Order by November 16th

Thank you to Paul Ofria for our new photos

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