Best Enchilada Soup and Waste Not Team Up – Cause Cooking

The Dish We Love: Chicken Enchilada Soup
The Place: Chili’s
The Location: Any Chili’s

We love Chili’s Enchilada soup, so much so we made it at home not to long ago! This soup is legendary and we recommend if you have yet to try this wonderful dish, use this great cause and go in and try it for yourself! For the sixth year in a row, all 17 Chili’s restaurant locations across the Valley will host a fundraiser for Waste Not, a local 501 (c)(3) nonprofit that has been feeding Arizona’s hungry for 28 years. One in four children go to bed hungry every night, and 16.1 percent of Arizonans live in poverty versus 13.2 percent nationally. Waste Not answers this need by daily transferring approximately 7,000 pounds of perishable, excess food – food that would otherwise be thrown out by local food purveyors – to 100 different agencies that feed those who need it the most.

Chili’s restaurants will donate 15 percent of each check from guests dining out for Waste Not (*for the duration specified below).The “Chili’s Gives Back” campaign will also allow guests to contribute to Waste Not’s cause by way of making a donation – in any denomination – at time of purchase at the restaurant. For every $1 raised, Waste Not can feed six hungry people.

WHO: Chili’s
Waste Not

WHEN: April 9-19, 2015
Open to close (operating hours vary by location)

WHERE: Chili’s restaurants Valleywide (17 locations)

ABOUT: About Waste Not
Established in 1989, Waste Not is a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit that feeds thousands of hungry people In Arizona every day. With one in four children going to bed hungry every night, and 16.1 percent of the population in the state living in poverty, hunger remains a prevalent issue. The organization’s trucks and drivers are on the road six days per week to answer this need, by collecting an average of 7,000 pounds of excess perishable food from restaurants, resorts, caterers, grocers and various other food purveyors – food that would otherwise be thrown away. Waste Not delivers the food the same day to more than 100 diverse agencies that feed the hungry including schools, after-school programs, daycare centers, rehabilitation centers, transition homes and senior facilities. A record 2.2 million pounds of food was transferred in 2014. For more information about Waste Not, please visit

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