Harvest Hope Kicks Off “Mac Madness” Macaroni & Cheese Drive

March 10, 2022

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 our communities 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 food bank’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.

Donations can be dropped off at the locations listed below. 


  • Harvest Hope, 2220 Shop Road, Columbia
  • Mattress Firm, 368-A Harbison Blvd., Columbia
  • Mattress Firm, 8504 Two Notch Rd., Columbia
  • Mattress Firm, 4732 Devine St., Columbia
  • Mattress Firm, 5416-A Sunset Blvd., Lexington
  • Mattress Firm, 5449-A Sunset Blvd., Lexington
  • 803 Realty, 5599 Sunset Blvd., Lexington


  • Harvest Hope, 2513 West Lucas Street, Florence
  • Mattress Firm, 2580 David McLeod Blvd, Florence
  • Mattress Firm, 2100 West Evans Street, Florence
  • Mattress Firm, 1280-1 Broad Street, Sumter


  • Harvest Hope, 2818 White Horse Road, Greenville
  • Greenville Triumph Soccer Club, 22 South Main Street, Greenville
  • AllState Insurance (Ashley Harper), 1004 W. Georgia Road, Simpsonville
  • AllState Insurance (Shannon Harvey), 16 Berryblue Court, Simpsonville
  • Fairway Subaru, 2209 Laurens Road, Greenville

Donations can also be made through Harvest Hope’s Amazon Wishlist, or make a financial donation online. For a donation of $10, you can help provide 5 boxes of macaroni and cheese.

If your organization or business would like to host a mac and cheese drive or be a collection point, please complete this online form.