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The MACC Minute for September 24, 2020.  We hope it will inspire you to get involved.

News from our Food Pantry  

One might hear about a food drive and think “oh good! The pantry is full!” Since the pantry serves 155 families a week it needs replenishing more often than you may think. If you have been wanting to help, but don’t know how, consider having a neighborhood, work or school food drive.   It is a great way to give back! Contact Us  

Beth Stafford

Executive Director/CEO

Got Shares? All gifts are perfect in size and make for light work. Gifts of time, talent and treasure are all needed to carry out our mission, so we are grateful that we now have the ability to accept gifts of stock. We could do little without community partnerships and are thankful we have not been put through that test.


Shannon Baldassario

Director of Services

With the changing of the seasons and the economic set back due to the current pandemic, households are presented with the challenges of utility affordability. Our Community Outreach and Emergency Services department is working vigilantly to help area residents with the energy assistance they need. Individuals can contact our office to review available options based on their individual immediate need.


Chef Ferdinand Cruz

Chef MACC Kitchen

Football season is now here, and there is nothing like making a hearty meal to share with family and friends. One of my crowd-pleasing meals can be found in The Taste of MACC cookbook, “Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta Dish”. The great compliments and no leftovers were all I needed to let me know that I should make it again this season.

Patti Gregory

Operations Assistant

Winter is coming. Dreaded words for many, especially someone that doesn’t have a warm jacket. We ask you to put yourselves in their shoes. MACC Charities takes GENTLY USED, CLEAN COATS and will give them out to someone in need. Gloves, mittens, hats, and scarves are always in need, and we run out by mid-December.   #kindnessWins what this world needs.

Mark Nadeau

Outreach Case Worker

Summer is slowly coming to a close, trees will be turning the colors of autumn. Cooler temperatures and wearing a sweater or jacket will be the norm. With colder temperatures staying outside and keeping warm present very challenging situations for those sleeping outside. Connecting individuals to resources and referrals for immediate shelter is our top priority for those in need.

Eat Local 

Bistro On Main

Bistro on Main, hopes to become one of your family’s favorite destinations for lunch and dinner. We need the support of our local community to survive the harsh realities of COVID 19, and look forward to serving you great American comfort food as often as possible. Thank you for dining at our table, at 867 Main Street, Manchester.  
(860) 432-5267

This week’s Recipe

Michael’s Panini

2 slices 9 grain bread
2 tsp Pesto Mayo (1 part pesto to 3 parts mayo)
4 oz of sliced prosciutto ham, and salami, 2oz of each meat
3 slices swiss cheese
2 slices fresh tomato
Small handful of arugula
1 Tb butter (softened)
  • In a larger non stick pan heat up to med high heat
  • Butter your bread on outside
  • Spread pesto mayo on inside.
  • Place in saute pan, butter side down.
  • Put cheese on both pieces over the mayo 11/2 slices each.
  • Heat the Arugula until wilted in pan next to the cooking bread Also heat the sliced meats til warm.
  • Add Tomatoes to the bread, and add the Arugula, and meat.
  • Put sandwich bread together, and press with grill press or another pan
  • Cook on each side for 1 min or until desired toastiness
As always happy cooking,
Chef Luke

Thank you to Paul Ofria for our new photos

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