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What exactly is the Mac and Cheese-Off?

It's an amazing event full of holy gluttony in which we gather, we eat and we raise money for and awareness of local hunger in Harrisonburg and the surrounding community.

What's the point?

Not only do we want to celebrate our 3rd birthday, but more importantly, we want to raise awareness about local hunger and raise money for Love Packs, a ministry of RISE that is seeking to end childhood hunger in our community. And we can't think of a cheddar (uh ... better) way to do this than with the best potluck ever.

Sounds amazing. How much does it cost?

Cody, Jennifer, Gina & Kylie were winners of the last Mac and Cheese-Off! 

Cody, Jennifer, Gina & Kylie were winners of the last Mac and Cheese-Off! 

$3 to enter your mac and cheese
$3 for 10 tastings
$5 for 15 tastings and 1 raffle ticket
$10 for 20 tastings and 2 raffle tickets

What's new this time around?

We've got a brand-spanking new formula for our Mac and Cheese-Off – and this is going to make it the best ever. Local celebrity chefs from your favorite Harrisonburg food establishments are bringing their own twists on mac and cheese for you to try. And they well be grated -- uh, graded -- on which one you like the best! Also, we're raffling off a gift certificate to one of the fine establishments represented by the celebrity chefs -- all to raise money to help end local hunger through our Love Packs ministry.

What do I win?

Winners of the raffle and the amateur chef competition will receive a gift certificate to one of the downtown food establishments represented by the local celebrity chefs! And the winner of the most popular mac and cheese recipe wins bragging rights until the next Mac and Cheese-Off.

Want to sign up to bring your mac and cheese?

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Questions? Email Laura Toni-Holsinger (ltoniholsinger@yahoo.com) or call 540-324-3241.

Additional parking is available in the Cantrell Avenue Parking deck and the JMU R-12 lot, as well as the Baptist Campus Ministry on the corner of Cantrell and S. Main St.


Special thanks to our sponsors (and competing celebrity chefs from these fine establishments)!