Dayton, Nevada -Dayton chili cookers are partnering with the Dayton Food Pantry for a Super Bowl party and community chili cook off at the Dayton Valley Golf Club Bar and Grill on Sunday, February 7th. The event also includes a silent auction and a raffle, with an extensive list of prizes.
Cooking begins at 10am, and contestants should bring their own grill/stoves, tables, pots, pans, spices, ingredients, and any other items needed to prepare their chili.
At 2pm, a team of judges will taste the results and give prizes for the best chili. In addition, there will be a “People’s Choice” award. Sampling begins at 2pm and the public is invited to sample and vote. Tickets for tasting are $5 each, or buy one bowl for just $3. All proceeds benefit the Dayton Food Pantry.
After the chili cookoff, stick around for the Super Bowl Party at the golf club!
The event also includes a silent auction and a raffle, with proceeds going to the Food Pantry.
Among the silent auction items are gift packages donated by River Vista Fitness, Gold Dust West, Dayton Valley Golf, Hand Jive, and many others.
Raffle prizes include donated dinner packages and items such as gift certificates and Aces baseball tickets from Pizza Facotry, La Posada Real, Pioneer Crossing, Curves, Gold Dust West, 1st & 10, Coors, Dayton Valley GOld, Slotworld, Nevada Rural Housing, and many others.
For more information, please contact Alie Trier, Supervisor for Healthy Communities Coalition’s Dayton Food Pantry (246-7834) or John Peters, event coordinator (443-8015).
What Does the Dayton Food Pantry Do? Residents of the Dayton area work with Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties in volunteer service to keep the pantry going strong. Volunteers range from the very young to elders, and come from all walks of life, united by the belief that no one should go hungry. From the Pantry site on the corner of Highway 50 at 4 Enterprise Way in Dayton, emergency food boxes are provided during weekday hours (Mon-Thurs from 10am-4pm), and monthly food boxes are provided for the Dayton Senior Center Homebound list. Food is packed and delivered each Friday for local students through a “Backpack Program”, providing about 170 students K-12 with much-needed food during the weekends. The Pantry offers its primary food distribution once a month at Sutro Elementary School. The nonprofit Community Chest, Inc offers employment assistance onsite at the Pantry with a staff person who can help clients locate job openings, develop resumes, and connect with job training opportunities, in addition to assisting with Medicaid, Disability and SNAP (food stamps). Through grants, USDA, and the generous donations of businesses and private citizens in the region, the Pantry is able to help locals of all ages combat hunger. The Pantry also collects food through Food Bank of Northern Nevada and benefits from reduced price rates from many area businesses.