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The MACC Minute for September 10, 2020.  We hope it will inspire you to get involved.

News from our Food Pantry  

Please join Tri-County Alliance of REALTORS on their 3rd Annual Fill the Freezer walk for MACC”s Emergency Food Pantry. They will kick-off their walk, Thursday September 24, 202o at 6:00pm. Route will go between Lucky Taco and Labyrinth Brewery on Main Street. All proceeds will go to the purchase of fresh proteins that we will provide to our community members.

Beth Stafford

Executive Director/CEO

It’s Missional. Many in our community, who struggle to meet basic needs on a daily bases, are now experiencing the extra challenge of navigating life in the shadows of more uncertainty, made worse by COVID 19. Thank you for partnering with MACC Charities to both cast a safety net and to send the encouraging message “your community has your back”.

Shannon Baldassario

Director of Services

I want the BEST for you. Is often said when having some of the most difficult conversations. Life is about living a fulfilling purposeful life. Every day we set out to achieve this no matter the life choices we come by.   “When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves”.William Arthur Ward.



Chef Ferdinand Cruz

Chef MACC Kitchen

This past week MACC had a very generous donation from a local Subway here in town. They delivered 100 assorted 6 “subs, to the Community Kitchen. We were able to substitute out our house made sandwiches with one of theirs. It’s always good to provide a variety of nutritious meals to our guests especially during their times of need!

Patti Gregory

Operations Assistant

We at MACC believe #KindnessWins. We have learned from our volunteers, the people that we give a hand up to, and even from our co-workers what it means to be KIND! Everyone has their own unique stories and reasons to be a part of MACC. Move forward in life remembering that #KindnessWins even on the hardest of days we face.


Mark Nadeau

Outreach Case Worker

We are preparing those we serve for the upcoming fall / winter season. We provide practical assistance to navigate an often complex network of agencies. No one deserves to be left out in the cold. People who are currently homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless, can access clothing, basic hygiene services and information and coaching when ready to move forward.

Chef Luke 

Executive Chef Bistro On Main

This week I would like to give a big shout out to all of the Staff and Interns making it happen at the Bistro on Main. Between helping in the kitchen, running food, quickly learning, and taking initiative this crew has been great. The word of mouth is rapidly growing and I couldn’t be any more grateful for this team. 

This week’s Recipe

Chef Luke’s Honey Rosemary Brew Mustard

2 cups Whole Grain Mustard
1/2 cup honey
1 tsp chopped rosemary
1 cup beer “I used Urban Lodge Costal Redwood IPA in this batch” reduced by 1/2 (see below)
Pinch of salt and pepper to taste.
Reduce beer on stove in a pot and cook on med heat until reduced by half. Watch the heat as beer will foam over. If this happens turn your flame down and keep it low. You will notice the beer turning darker and concentrating. This is the process of removing the water and strengthening the rich hop and barley flavors.
Cool the beer
Add all of these ingredients together and whisk them up
There you have it. Specialty Store quality mustard you can use for anything, and even pack as gifts
As always happy cooking,
Chef Luke

Thank you to Paul Ofria for our new photos

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