Oodles of Noodles Menorah

By WEEK Producer

November 29, 2013 Updated Nov 29, 2013 at 11:47 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- It's the third night of Hanukkah, and one Congregation has a unique way of lighting a Menorah.

Congregation Anshai Emeth has made a menorah out of 700 boxes of macaroni and cheese.

The oodles of noodles are collected from religious school children and the Congregates.

A mac-and-cheese menorah is rare and one life-long member says it's an easy food to be donated.

"Why macaroni and cheese? Honestly, it's something that everybody can do, something everybody can afford to donate. Because you can get it for maybe thirty cents a box, so everybody no matter what their circumstances are can participate," said Chair of Anshai Emeth publicity committee, Celeste Restrope.

The boxes in the Menorah will go to the Common Place food bank after Hanukkah.

There are nearly 100 Extra boxes of mac-and-cheese and those will be donated to a local agency for the tornado victims.

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