Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) -  One of the events of this year’s Rochester WinterFest was welcomed by Channel One.

The regional food bank partnered with Hy-Vee in an effort to collect boxes of mac and cheese. Channel One says the Mile of Mac and Cheese event ended up surpassing its goal (9,000) as a total of 10,564 boxes were collected.

Channel One says all that mac and cheese “ will help sustain the need for the frequently requested product at Channel One's Supplemental Food shelf throughout the year. This community effort will help ensure full bellies throughout the area for kids facing hunger.”

Last year’s effort reached its goal of 9,000 boxes.

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