11th annual chili Cook-off and pop-up restaurant for Saturday, October 16, 2021


Funds raised help fund community mental health programs as well as assistance to at-risk and homeless veterans.

The Association for Mental Health and Wellness, working with the United Suffolk County Veterans, will be holding its 11th annual Chili Food and Pop-up Restaurant on Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The event – which attracts hundreds of chili (and non-chili) fans each year – raises funds to help those affected by mental illness and at-risk and homeless veterans, including those with PTSD and depression.

Attendees will enjoy a diverse, delicious and creative selection of vegan meat and chili dishes sourced from local food establishments, area businesses, and local talent. Prizes will be awarded in several categories including a “People’s Choice” prize.

To comply with security protocols in the event of a pandemic, there will be two seats: one at 12:30 p.m. and another at 3:00 p.m. There will be a raffle with exciting freebies that participants can access now online or in person at the event. Additionally, live music will be provided by School of Rock at 12:30 p.m. and rising country artist Carolyn Miller at 3:30 p.m.

WHAT: 11th annual chili cuisine and pop-up restaurant

WHEN: Saturday October 16, 2021 | 12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Raindate, Sunday October 17, 2021)

OR: Association for Mental Health and Wellness, Pollack Center, 939 Johnson Avenue, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779


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