"This is my favorite time of the week. All the guys are here and I never cook like this for myself." - Player quote
The main objective of the MACFPA is to provide the team, coaches and trainers with a meal after each game. The team builds community through these traditional post-game meals.
Post-game meals are coordinated by Alison and Tom Hodges (Brendon #81). Their job is to coordinate the Report Day BBQ and all ten post-game meals. If you have any questions, they are the go to for answers.
Team meals are a big undertaking for a few people to execute by themselves, so we ask that all football families support post-game meals by choosing to donate FOOD or FUNDS.
If cooking and/or organizing a meal is not for you, we ask that all families make a financial contribution to the MACFPA. The recommended amount is $150 or more. You can contribute HERE.
Players, coaches, trainers. Recruits and their families along with Coaches families and the Maaske family are invited to eat. Read the Maaske's story here. Player families are invited - and encouraged - to spend time with their player at the meal, but food is not provided for player families.
Organize a Team Dinner
We would love to have parents cook the meal! You can choose to prepare the whole meal (main dish and two entrees) or ask friends to help. If cooking for 120 seems overwhelming, please consider organizing a meal by ordering from a restaurant, a caterer or prepared food from a grocery store. Register to cook or organize a meal HERE.
Families not preparing the main meal please donate...
Register to donate these items HERE
There is a $600 budget for each game. Families can choose to be reimbursed for all or part of the meal by the MACFPA. Whether you choose to be reimbursed, or to donate your portion of the meal, please send all receipts to MACFPA so we can track expenses for future budgeting. Please email receipts to:
MAC Meal Planning Tips
Meal Coordinator, Alison Hodges, is happy to answer all your questions and give you tips to make preparing/organizing a post-game meal easier. Contact Alison at :
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
You are responsible for only the main entrée and two side dishes, all other parts of the meal are covered by other volunteers.
Where are post-game meals located and where should I leave my contribution?
Meal Idea Suggestions...
In past years families have prepared the following meals. Feel free to use these ideas or do something different;
Preparing Your Own:
We have gluten free and kosher players.
We serve approximately 120 people. You can go it alone or share this job with other families. A meal should include a main dish and two side dishes (please make one a vegetarian side) that are ready to eat. You may also include chips or bread.
The family providing the meal is responsible for overseeing cleanup. There will also be volunteers recruited to assist you and there are always others who are willing to help.
Plates, Napkins, Cutlery and Cups
The MACFPA will have these in the concession stand.
Prepping & Serving the post-game meal
The family preparing the main meal is responsible for the entire meal which includes preparation and serving.
The family preparing the main meal will need to bring any serving utensils, knives, etc. that are necessary.
Please include a vegetarian option for two people. If one of the side dishes can be a meal, like Mac-n-Cheese, that is a great alternative.
Cooking for a crowd...
A “normal” person (and we’ve got extra-normal people with our hungry football players) will eat about:
• 3 oz. or 1/3 cup dip/salsa per person
• 1 cup of soup/person
• 3 oz. of salad
• 6 oz. of meat or main entrée
• 5 oz. of starch (potatoes, pasta, etc.)
Estimates for 10 “normal” people...
• hotdogs/brats = 20 hotdogs or 3 lb. of brats
• chicken, beef or pork = 4 lbs.
• pasta salad = 1 lb. of dry pasta
• soup = 1 gallon
• salad = 3 large heads or a 2 lb. bag of mixed greens, 3 cups of dressing
• drinks = 1 gallon
• a 9 x 13 pan will serve 16-20
• most cookie recipes make 3 dozen or 36 cookies