Cowichan Valley Basket Society Fundraiser

First Chili Cookoff and Fundraiser – August  24th, 2024 4:00pm

Cowichan Valley Basket Society (CVBS) would like to invite you to our first annual fund-raising Chili Cook-off and be part of the solution to alleviate food insecurity in the Cowichan Valley.

Deciding between rent/mortgage/heat or food is an impossible choice.

Recent reports say 1 in 4 people experience food insecurity and are facing this challenge daily. At the CVBS, an average of 220 lunches have been served each day to a range of guests of all ages and backgrounds. Many are seniors on fixed income having to make a choice between eating and paying their rent. Each month over 575 hampers are given away, providing food for over 1,200 people. This is an 80% increase in demand in the last year. The demand continues to grow, and our budget and center are being stretched to meet these increased needs.

Join us on August 24th for our first annual Chili Cook-off

  • Where – New Life Community Baptist Church 1839 Tzouhalem Rd.
  • Tickets are available online at CVBS.CA/CHILI : Adults $20.00 – Child 7-17 $8.00 – Child 0-7, Free
  • Join us to sample and vote on the best chili, enjoy a meal and some wonderful entertainment.
  • Bid on the silent auction items starting August 17th.

Please consider supporting us by:
Sign up and be one of our Chili cooks.

  • Donating items or gift certificates for our silent and live auction.
  • Making a cash donation.
  • Bid on silent auction items online or at the event.

The funds will be allocated to support our mission and the  “Building for the Future” fund.

Thank you for helping us address food insecurity in the Cowichan valley. For more information contact