Eat Chili for a Good Cause at Glenwood Sunday Market’s Heat It Up! Chili Cook-off Fundraiser

CHICAGO—(ENEWSPF)—February 28, 2017. Get your spoons ready! The Glenwood Sunday Market 8th Annual Heat It Up! Pro/Am Chili Cook-off & Fundraiser takes place this Sunday, March 5 from noon to 3 p.m. at Bar 63, 6341 N Broadway (just south of Sheridan & Devon).

Professional and amateur chefs from across Chicago will showcase their chili-cooking expertise and you’ll have a chance to taste and vote for your favorite chili dishes! Chefs provide a wide variety of chili options, including vegetarian/vegan offerings; beef, pork, chicken, and wild game; red, green, killer-spicy, or mild; plus an assortment of unique options (Indian curry chili, anyone?) Vote for your favorite by tipping with silver cherry tokens (proceeds benefit the Glenwood Sunday Market). Who will win the Golden Ladle of Glory? The Silver Spoon of Second Chances? The Bronze Bean of Better Luck Next Time?

Stuff your face with some of the most delicious chili in Chicago.  This competition will be fun for everyone!

In addition to the chili tastings, live music, and cash bar, activities will include a live auction, a 50-50 raffle, and a fantastic time for all! You won’t want to miss this delicious occasion!

Our award-winning local farmers market has been open since 2010 and from the very first day, Glenwood Sunday Market has made a point to make all feel welcome, especially those who use EBT/Link cards (formerly known as food stamps) or otherwise face food insecurity. The program is called Market for All, and it funds things like doubling or tripling people’s spending power when using the Link cards through micro-grants; helping food pantries, soup kitchens, and domestic violence agencies serve healthy local produce to their clients; and getting Community Supported Agricultural (CSA) boxes to families in need in our local neighborhood schools.

After four successful years of programming, GSM learned that their CSA distribution program had lost grant funding. Rather than face abandoning the effort, Glenwood Sunday Market supporters have decided to fund the program, dubbed Community Shares 2.0, locally. This year, all proceeds raised at Heat It Up will be used to launch this new initiative. The idea is pretty simple: get money to local farmers now, when they have the majority of their expenses (but no income yet) by purchasing CSAs, to be provided to local social service agencies with food distribution programs in order to get food to the people who need it most.

Come eat chili for a good cause, dance to live music, enjoy great drink specials, sweet & savory snacks, and fabulous live auction items. The event will feature simultaneous interpretation in American Sign Language. Tickets to the event are just $35, or $45 at the door. To purchase tickets at the website.

Source: Office of Chicago Alderman Joe Moore