Last year over 30 teams participated in the cook-off and 1,305 spectators purchased spoons to dig into the competition. Votes are cast with donation dollars and awards are given to “The People’s Choice,” the chili team that raises the most donations and “The Judge’s Choice,“ the chili team with the best tasting chili. Not only a culinary challenge, the event is a challenge to the businesses and residences of both Kiawah and Seabrook islands to come together to raise money for a great cause.
The Backpack Buddies program supplies food to over 400 children, who receive weekly packs of healthy food discreetly slipped into their backpacks on Fridays to help supplement them at home over the weekend and on holidays when they are not receiving school meals. At the end of the school year, a “large bag” program provides each student with food to start the summer vacation. Their funding is 100% donations and grants, making this annual event a major fundraiser for the program. Timbers Kiawah is proud to be a partner and supporter of the Backpack Buddies program.
To learn more or make a contribution, visit the Kiawah Women’s Foundation.