If you are looking for something to help get you out of this weather slump, check out the Mobile Meals’ Great Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, March 23rd, at the Stranahan.
It runs from noon-4 p.m. but you'll probably need to get there by 3 p.m. if you want chili - some teams run out; plus the awards start then.
Admission is free and you can sample from 19 chili teams. There will be a DJ, concessions which include beer, pop, hot dogs and Toft's Ice Cream - an a classic car show outside (weather permitting).
You *vote* for your favorite chili with your dollars - making a contribution to their jar based upon your preference for 'the best.' Your donations will help determine the People's Choice winners while the judges will name the other winners.
If you like chili, you’ll love this event - and you'll help a terrific organization at the same time!
About Mobile Meals:
Mobile Meals of Toledo, Inc. is a non-profit, volunteer-based social service agency that delivers nourishing food—at home and at school—to those whose nutritional needs might otherwise go unmet. We have been serving our community since 1967.
Our home-delivered Meals on Wheels Program serves over 1,200 clients annually. More than 500 volunteers deliver over 500,000 nutritious meals to homebound people who are elderly, ailing, or physically disabled every year. Packaged along with every meal is the dignity and independence that all people treasure. With their nutritional needs met, and with our concerned volunteers checking on their health and well-being daily, many of our clients can postpone—or eliminate altogether—the need for more extensive and expensive care arrangements.
The Weekender Meal Program provides food to children who would otherwise get inadequate nourishment over the weekend. Students who qualify for free or reduced-cost lunches receive a bag of food every Friday afternoon. The bags contain kid-friendly snacks—all healthy items that require no refrigeration and are easily opened by children. Students get more to eat all weekend long so they can come to school Monday morning nourished and ready to learn.