A benefit chili cooking contest and dining experience will be held Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Homebase College Ministry, located on campus at 82 Central Drive, with guest speakers taking the occasion to discuss food insecurities, homelessness and hunger in the community.

The event will begin at 5 p.m. Meals will cost $5 with proceeds going to Homebase and the event sponsor, the Western Carolina University chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.