Delicious partnership: Mac and Cheese company supports The Salvation Army

Dec 16, 2022

If you like macaroni and cheese, the Minnesota Vikings, and The Salvation Army, then this story for you.

The Salvation Army has developed a delicious partnership with NYC Mac Truck – a national macaroni and cheese company that recently arrived in Minnesota. The company now donates a portion of its sales in Minnesota to The Salvation Army – including sales made at its two food stands at U.S. Bank Stadium during Vikings games, and its products sold at 13 local Hy-Vee stores. 

To date, the company has given $7,500 and counting.

“We’re excited to see these dollars go to work in the community,” said NYC Mac Truck co-owner Lee Pedone. “We want to help put a warm jacket on somebody, or food in their stomach, or help in any other way we can – because that’s what our company is founded on.” 

NYC Mac Truck and The Salvation Army met through a mutual friend – the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings support The Salvation Army year-round, while Mac Truck serves as the Vikings’ premiere mac and cheese partner. 

“We love how the Vikings are passionate about the community,” Pedone said. “We want to do our part to give back, too – and that’s where The Salvation Army comes in.”

Former Vikings defensive end Brian Robison echoes those sentiments. He is one of NYC Mac Truck’s official brand ambassadors.   

“When I partnered with NYC Mac Truck, one of the biggest things we wanted to accomplish was giving back to the community of Minnesota,” said Robison, a fan favorite who played 11 seasons with the Vikings. “We hope this is the first step of a long relationship.” (Watch Robison explain more.) 

The Salvation Army hopes the same. 

“We are grateful for our new partnership with NYC Mac Truck and the company’s shared commitment to providing food, shelter and care for Minnesota families in need,” said Lt. Col. Dan Jennings, leader of The Salvation Army Northern Division.  

This holiday season, The Salvation Army is calling on all of our supporters to Love Beyond. #LoveBeyond is a national Salvation Army campaign that encourages people to put love above all else, in order to show families in need that love exists beyond their most difficult situations – be it hunger, overdue bills, eviction, addiction, and other hardships. Join us by giving a donation, signing up to volunteer, or ringing bells at a Red Kettle

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