On behalf of the SoNo Fest & Chili Cook-Off Committee we are pleased to update this page with the results of the 2020 virtual campaign.

The SoNo Fest Committee felt strongly that it needed to support the restaurant industry that made SoNo Fest & Chili Cook-Off such a successful fundraiser. The Committee committed to donating half of the proceeds raised from the event to support past participating restaurants suffering as a direct result of the pandemic. The virtual campaign lasted three weeks and raised $8,418 after expenses. Half of that amount ($4,209) was allocated between existing restaurants broken down by the number of years each had participated in SoNo Fest over the 10 years the event has taken place.

We recognize that the individual contribution to each business may not be significant enough to make an impact during these trying times, but we hope that it represents the  McKinley community’s deep appreciation for the restaurant industry’s long-lasting support of SoNo Fest.

While the entire event was virtual, it could not have happened without the community’s generous contributions for purchases and donations, ultra-committed volunteers and most certainly not without the deep support of San Diego Ceramic Connection for providing vintage bowls.  With deep gratitude for the successful 2020 campaign and high hopes for a return to normal in December for SoNo Fest 2021!

SoNo Fest & Chili Cook-Off 2020

When: November 27 – December 18, 2020

Where:  Safely, in the comfort of your home.

Who: All McKinley families, local residents and visitors to San Diego. Share our site with friends and family to get the word out!

What: Purchase Items, Enter Contests, Shop Vendors, Make Donations.

For a full list of restaurants please visit the SoNo Website: sonofestchilicookoff.com

Volunteers needed: This event is normally dependent on many volunteers.  We look forward to possibly hosting an event in 2021. The Signup will be updated when planning for the 2021 event begins.  Are you interested in joining the committee? Contact the SoNo Committee for more information.

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