Harvest Hope Food Bank’s “Mac Madness” tournament, which aligns with the highly anticipated NCAA March Madness basketball tournament, is entering it’s second year of competition. The end goal? To collect as many boxes and cups of macaroni and cheese as possible to help feed families in the Midlands from now through April 4.
“Mac Madness is a way for the local community to come together during a time of competition and rivalry and get involved with our mission of building a hunger-free tomorrow,” says Erinn Rowe, Harvest Hope CEO. “While many people are working to fill out their brackets for the March Madness tournament, it’s also a great opportunity to give back to others.”
Macaroni and cheese is one of the foodbank’s most requested and distributed items. The simple meal is easy to make, has a long self-life, tastes delicious, and is a staple for both young and old.
Community members are encouraged to donate either boxes of macaroni and cheese which are used in the Emergency Food Pantry and Mobile Food Pantry boxes, or microwaveable cups of macaroni and cheese which is used in the BackPack Program.