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The MACC Minute September 2, 2021.  We hope it will inspire you to get involved.

 News from our Food Pantry

Please help us in welcoming Phil, our newest Part Time Pantry Manager. Phil started with MACC back in September 2018 as a volunteer and continued to grow his passion to serve those in need alongside us. His dedication and drive paved his way to becoming a part of our everyday team. Congratulations on joining MACC Staff! Phil’s response – #Absolutely


Food Drive Manchester CT

Beth Stafford

Executive Director/CEO

Kindness came on strong at the beginning of the pandemic and provided strength and hope in a dark time.  Now, we are in a new struggle as we face what is called the delta variant, and people are weary, frustrated and scared, and with reason, but acts of kindness are what will bring strength and hope to us again. #KindnessInspiresKindness



Shannon Baldassario

Director of Services

Do you know someone struggling to pay their electric or Eversource heating bill? Protection from shutoffs for hardship customers is available. Eversource is offering a variety of payment programs from Medical Protection, Matching Payment Program and New Start options. Whether you rent or own your home you may be eligible. Call 1-800-286-2828 to speak with a customer service representative. #Partnerships


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

Chef Ferdinand Cruz

MACC’s Community Kitchen

With the summer days dwindling down I’ve found a Korean wing recipe that will seamlessly usher in the NFL football season. These wings are dangerously delicious, with a little sweetness and a bit more zing! These wings will make any dinner party or football gathering a hit. Ingredient quantities can be adjusted if you prefer more heat or more sweetness.
Recipe: Korean BBQ Wings
Original recipe yields 4 servings
¼ cup hot honey (such as Mike’s Hot Honey®)
3 tablespoons gochujang (Korean hot pepper paste)
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon lemon juice 
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
¼ cup finely chopped green onions (green part only)
2 pounds chicken wings
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder 
1 teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ cup cornstarch
2 tablespoons chopped green onions
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
Step 1
Combine hot honey, gochujang, brown sugar, soy sauce, lemon juice, garlic, ginger, salt, and black pepper in a saucepan. Bring sauce to a boil over medium heat, reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes. Add green onions and stir.
Step 2
Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Step 3
Place wings in a large bowl and toss with salt, garlic powder, onion powder and black pepper. Add cornstarch and toss wings until fully coated. Shake each wing and place in the air fryer basket, making sure they are not touching; cook in batches if necessary.
Step 4
Fry in the preheated air fryer for 10 minutes, shake basket, and fry an additional 10 minutes. Flip wings over and fry until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear, 7 to 8 more minutes.
Step 5
Dip each wing in the sauce and garnish with chopped green onions and sesame seeds. Serve with remaining sauce on the side.

Patti Thurlow

Operations Manager

For the month of September 2021, MACC Charities – Food Programs has been selected by STOP & SHOP to receive a $1 donation for every $10.99 Bloomin’ 4 Good Bouquet with the red circle sticker sold at the store located at 286 Broad Street, Manchester CT. Support a great program, enjoy some beautiful flowers or give to someone and make them smile!

Mark Nadeau

Outreach Case Worker

Beginning September 1st, our weekly shower and laundry program will be returning to once a week on Wednesdays from 9am to 11am. This is the perfect time for a refreshing shower, learning about resources, creating a plan, washing your clothes and feeling good. All hygiene and laundry supplies are available. Outreach looks forward to serving you each and every week!



Executive Chef Michelle

Bistro On Main

At Bistro on Main, there’s always room for dessert! Please welcome the newest addition to our menu, the Blondie Sundae! This Blonde Brownie with chocolate chips is topped with Caramel Sauce, Chocolate Ice Cream, and Whipped Cream. Perfect to share or indulge in all on your own! Keep your sweet tooth on high alert for more fall favorites coming soon!

Thank you to Paul Ofria for our new photos

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