2019 Chili Cook-Off

MaKING a Difference

Homeward Bound formed a wonderful partnership in 2012 with King  Solutions based in Dayton, MN. King Solutions’ community involvement and outreach program, “MaKING a Difference”, provides a platform for King Solutions employees to give back. Employees are encouraged to donate time during their working hours to ensure local charities receive adequate support throughout the year.

King Solutions first partnered with Homeward Bound for the holiday season by having a hat/mitten/scarf and decoration collection box in their lobby. In 2013 they decided to host a chili and soup cook off contest with the proceeds benefiting Homeward Bound. This year, the 7th Annual Soup and Chili Cook Off commenced on November 14th.

The lunchtime buzz was palpable, as employees happily made their donations and happily made the rounds with their sample cups, eager to cast their votes! Once again, they showcased their talents and efforts by making creative pots of goodness!  A good variety indeed; even some fun branding, like “Three Bean Queen” and “South of the Border Chowder”! The winning chili Not Cody’s Chili was made by Chad Erchul and the winning soup, Winter’s Comin’ Chicken Bacon Wild Rice, was made by Laura Erchul.

Homeward Bound is very grateful for this partnership!  Proceeds of $400 will be used to buy restaurant gift cards for individuals and houses that may not have the opportunity to be visited, or visit family this holiday season. Check out all the photos!

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