The chili was cooking early with Community Financial Credit Union team members decked out in Michigan State University and University of Michigan gear recently, but it wasn’t for a football game, it was to raise money and food donations.
The annual Community Financial chili cook off on Oct. 21 raised almost $2,000, which will be donated, along with the collected canned goods, to local food pantries.
Nine different batches of chili were served up by team members and judged by co-workers and local community leaders. Team members also showed off their preference for the Spartans or Wolverines prior to the big rivalry game scheduled for the next day.
Community Financial team members brought in non-perishable food items for the opportunity to “dress down” and donated money for the opportunity to taste and vote in the chili cook off.
“This is a chance to have some fun while helping those in need,” said Sarah Cousineau, Community Financial marketing manager. “The weather was great, the chili was delicious, and our team members really supported this great cause– it turned out to be a perfect day.”
The food pantries that will receive funding from the donation are located in the communities Community Financial serves, including: Plymouth, Canton, Northville and Novi; as well as Otsego, Montmorency and Alpena counties.
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—The above information was provided in a press release.