October 7th, 2022 was Main Street Warsaw's first Chili for Charity event during its monthly First Friday event.

To sample the chili at the various tables and tents, attendees gave a donation toward the nonprofit featured at each location.

Some of the organizations present provided their own chili, while others had sponsors. For example, First Federal Savings Bank supported United Way.
Juli Eckel, First Federal Savings Bank of Huntington vice president of commercial lending and United Way Board of Directors member, said the chili they were offering had organic ground beef, kidney beans, black beans, Great Northern beans, sweet corn, a bunch of seasonings, onions, peppers, salsa, a four-cheese pasta sauce and some cinnamon.

“It’s all kinds of yummy,” she said.

Juli had just come up with the chili and recently added the cinnamon after a friend made chili with chocolate and cinnamon.

“We support the United Way completely any chance we get. Making the chili so we can have people donate funds,” she said.

You can read about the event at the Times Union Warsaw's Website.