The Leadership Butler Class of 2011 will attempt to make 10,000 servings of macaroni and cheese this weekend in an effort to help needy families in every community of Butler County.
Media members are invited to the event, which will be held from 10 a.m-noon on Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Central Park Lodge, 1607 E. Central in Andover.
The FDA-approved product is not ordinary mac and cheese. It is made with fortified noodles, textured vegetable protein and a cheese packet that contains extra vitamins and minerals.
“It’s an extremely healthy meal,” said Isaac McNary, a member of the Leadership Butler class who created the event through the hunger relief organization Outreach, Inc. “We see this as a tremendous opportunity to not only make a positive local impact in the short term, but to raise long-term awareness about the needs of our friends and neighbors.”
The group plans to put together nearly 1,700 packages of the food, which contain six servings per package. They will be distributed to families in the Augusta, Andover, Bluestem, Circle, Douglass, El Dorado, Flint Hills, Remington and Rose Hill school districts.
Those who would like to donate additional food for this project may drop off canned items at The Villas, 700 S. Haverhill Rd. in El Dorado, during the entire month of November.