SOLON, Ohio, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nothing says Fall like Friday night football and nothing satisfies pre-game hunger better than creamy macaroni and cheese. STOUFFER'S® is proud to partner with Chef Tyler Florence, host of Food Network's "The Great Food Truck Race," to bring a 'Taste of Home' to select high school football games around the country with its new food trucks that will deliver free samples of STOUFFER'S® Mac 'N' Cheese to thousands of fans and community members.
STOUFFER'S® Mac 'N' Cheese will be available for fans to enjoy in three unique varieties, including savory bacon and chives, tangy buffalo chicken, and of course, classic macaroni and cheese. STOUFFER'S® Mac 'N' Cheese is prepared with freshly made pasta and 100% real cheese, specially chosen and blended into an authentic dish loved by generations of consumers.
"I have a soft spot for STOUFFER'S® Mac 'N' Cheese," said Chef Florence, who will be in the STOUFFER'S® Mac 'N' Cheese Food Truck in New York and New Jersey. "Growing up in my parents' kitchen, it was one of the first tasty ingredients I learned to cook with, finding ways to make it my own. As host of 'The Great Food Truck Race,' I've seen people all over the country thrilled to have crave-worthy and delicious food accessible to them, in their own neighborhoods. The STOUFFER'S® Mac 'N' Cheese Food Truck is a great concept – we're taking America's favorite comfort food out of the grocery aisle and bringing it directly to our fans."
The food trucks will make their way to New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Illinois, donating $5,000 to participating high schools to support students' academic and athletic achievements in 2013.
"At STOUFFER'S®, we know the importance of a good education, eating a balanced diet and being active in the community," said Tom Moe, Director of Marketing at STOUFFER'S®. "On a football Friday night, there's is nothing more satisfying than delicious, warm macaroni and cheese as fans cheer for their team. We're excited to support all of these high schools and to bring a 'Taste of Home' to their communities."
The food trucks will be visiting the following games:
- October 11: Elder High School vs. Archbishop Moeller High School (Cincinnati, OH)
- October 18: Paramus Catholic High School vs. Don Bosco Preparatory High School (Paramus, NJ)
- October 18: Solon High School vs. Mentor High School (Cleveland, OH)
- October 19: St. Edward High School vs. Saint Ignatius High School (Cleveland, OH)
- October 19: William Floyd High School vs. Sachem North High School (Long Island, NY)
- October 25: St. Rita High School vs. Loyola Academy (Chicago, IL)
The STOUFFER'S® Mac 'N' Cheese Food Truck program began in January 2013 when the trucks hit the streets of New York City with celebrity chefs and served unique twists on STOUFFER'S® Mac 'N' Cheese, with 100% of profits from purchases benefiting the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City in support of Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. In just two weeks, $35,000 was raised by community members in the area.
For additional information on the STOUFFER'S® Mac 'N' Cheese Truck schedule, locations, and recipes, please visit www.facebook.com/stouffers and join the conversation on Twitter at www.twitter.com/stouffers and via the hashtag #stouffersmac.
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