KanPak and Golden State Foods have announced an upcoming chili cook-off, which will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 12 at John and Rhonda Jordan’s Chestnut Avenue Venue, located at 3120 E. Chestnut Ave.

The event is open to the public and tickets can be purchased at the door for $5 each. Children younger than 3 years old will be admitted for free.

There are six categories in the cook-off — best traditional, best original (most unique), with beans, without beans, hottest and people’s choice.

Prizes will be awarded for first place and runner-up in each category. Anyone can register to take part in the competition and registration is free.

The chili entries will be judged by a panel of four to five local judges.

Monetary contributions to the event will go straight to the Golden State Foods Foundation and 100 percent of the money will make a local impact.

The foundation strives to impact children and families in need, in the communities where Golden State Foods employees live and work.

For more information about the event, contact Connie Shire at (620) 506-7130 or via email at connies@kanpak.us.

For more information about the Golden State Foods Foundation, visit www.gsffoundation.org.