We’re spicing it up this Thursday!

Instead of our usual soups, we’re spicing it up with a taco and nacho bar potluck! We’ll provide chips, tortillas, and a vegetarian topping, you bring whatever your favorite Mexican topping, side, or dessert! Join us for something festive this May 17, 6:30 PM at Grace Lutheran Church in Lansing!

Every month we invite two different groups to share what they are doing in and around Lansing. Our presenters this month are Able Eyes and Men Making a Difference.

About our presenters

Able Eyes uses state of the art virtual tours and video to help people learn about new places and skills. Their high-tech approach for experiencing the world enables people with disabilities and other special needs to explore unfamiliar territory from the safety of their own home.

Men Making a Difference creates positive fatherhood and volunteer opportunities that allow men to improve upon themselves, their family, and their community. These experiences enrich fathers’ lives and the lives of young people around them.

About SoupGrant

Grace Lutheran Church
528 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Lansing, Michigan 48915

$5 at the door gives you a vote for the project of your choice. At the end of the night, the project with the most votes takes home the money as a SoupGrant!

You don’t just get a vote, we also feed you! Prepare yourself for an array of delicious, homemade soups that our soup chef, Terry, has in store for you! (Did we mention the soup is FREE?) There are always vegetarian and vegan options available, too.

Our next SoupGrant is on June 21 (the 3rd Thursday of the month). Bring a bowl and spoon for soup – and a friend or two!

6:30 – Doors open
7:15 – Proposals
7:45 – Winner announced/SoupGrant awarded

Interested in sharing your community-building idea with us? Apply here!

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The next SoupGrant is April 19, no foolin’

Want to help transform the Lansing community with a single bowl of soup? Join us on April 19, 6:30 PM at Grace Lutheran Church in Lansing and you can!

Every month we invite two different groups to share what they are doing in and around Lansing. Our presenters this month are Child and Family Charities Street Team and Punks with Lunch.

About our presenters

The Child and Family Charities Street Team goes out into the community to connect with homeless, street and at-risk youth. They provide youth with hygiene products, clothing, blankets, and referrals to services. If a youth wants to go to a shelter or receive services, the Street Team transports them to the Kevin J. Moody Youth Home or another shelter.

Punks with Lunch is a guerrilla not-for-profit outreach organization providing food and other necessities to people in need in the Lansing area. They provide food, clothing, and personal care items. In the future, they hope to offer support to those suffering from addiction.

About SoupGrant

Grace Lutheran Church
528 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Lansing, Michigan 48915

$5 at the door gives you a vote for the project of your choice. At the end of the night, the project with the most votes takes home the money as a SoupGrant!

You don’t just get a vote, we also feed you! Prepare yourself for an array of delicious, homemade soups that our soup chef, Terry, has in store for you! (Did we mention the soup is FREE?) There are always vegetarian and vegan options available, too.

Our next SoupGrant is on May 17 (the 3rd Thursday of the month). Bring a bowl and spoon for soup – and a friend or two!

6:30 – Doors open
7:15 – Proposals
7:45 – Winner announced/SoupGrant awarded

Interested in sharing your community-building idea with us? Apply here!

It’s gonna be chili on March 15!

We’re hosting a special SoupGrant on March 15: a chili cook-off! Make your finest pot of chili and bring it out for others to enjoy! In traditional SoupGrant style, we will have two presenters so don’t forget a bit of cash to donate, as well as a bowl and spoon! Join us on March 15, 6:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Lansing and you can!

About our presenters

City Outreach

City Outreach serves the homeless population in Lansing. They offer a wide range of services to the homeless and working poor, including free laundry, rides, overflow housing from other agencies, and meals. They feed 75-100 people per sitting, 5 days a week. They also run a free clothing store and offer space to other outreach organizations in the community that need a place to meet. In addition to their outreach to the homeless population, they offer free shoveling and lawn care for the disabled and shut in populations in Lansing. This is a work readiness program for the homeless population, to offer them a chance to serve their community and earn some money at the same time.

The Street Team

The Street Team goes out into the community to connect with homeless, street and at-risk youth. They provide youth with hygiene products, clothing, blankets, and referrals to services. If a youth wants to go into shelter or receive services, the Street Team transports them to the Kevin J. Moody Youth Home or another shelter.

About SoupGrant

Grace Lutheran Church
528 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Lansing, Michigan 48915

$5 at the door gives you a vote for the project of your choice. At the end of the night, the project with the most votes takes home the money as a SoupGrant!

You don’t just get a vote, we also feed you! Prepare yourself for an array of delicious, homemade soups that our soup chef, Terry, has in store for you! (Did we mention the soup is FREE?) There are always vegetarian and vegan options available, too.

Our next SoupGrant is on April 19 (the 3rd Thursday of the month). Bring a bowl and spoon for soup – and a friend or two!

6:30 – Doors open
7:15 – Proposals
7:45 – Winner announced/SoupGrant awarded

Interested in sharing your community-building idea with us? Apply here!

We heart soup and community in February!

Want to help transform the Lansing community with a single bowl of soup? Join us on February 15, 6:30 PM at Grace Lutheran Church in Lansing and you can!

Every month we invite two different groups to share what they are doing in and around Lansing. Our presenters this month are True Service, Inc and Lansing City Rescue Mission!

About our presenters

True Service, Inc. fosters a collaborating network by reaching out to others, both individuals and families experiencing crisis situations affected by crime, incarceration, reintegration, and family reunification for the empowerment and restoration of those with broken relationships to God first, family, then to the community.

geeked-out-nanny

The Geeked Out Nanny Agency uses 20 years of childcare experience to help your family find a nanny or babysitter that has the personality and skills your family specifically needs. They are on a mission to provide childcare services to working families that need non-traditional child care hours, as well as drop-in and backup childcare options.

About SoupGrant

Grace Lutheran Church
528 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Lansing, Michigan 48915

$5 at the door gives you a vote for the project of your choice. At the end of the night, the project with the most votes takes home the money as a SoupGrant!

You don’t just get a vote, we also feed you! Prepare yourself for an array of delicious, homemade soups that our soup chef, Terry, has in store for you! (Did we mention the soup is FREE?) There are always vegetarian and vegan options available, too.

Our next SoupGrant is on March 15 (the 3rd Thursday of the month). Bring a bowl and spoon for soup – and a friend or two!

6:30 – Doors open
7:15 – Proposals
7:45 – Winner announced/SoupGrant awarded

Interested in sharing your community-building idea with us? Apply here!

New Year, New SoupGrants!

Want to help transform the Lansing community with a single bowl of soup? Join us on January 18, 6:30 PM at Grace Lutheran Church in Lansing and you can!

Every month we invite two different groups to share what they are doing in and around Lansing. Our presenters this month are Edgewood Village Parent Group and True Service, Inc!

About our presenters

Edgewood Village Parent Group is a group of parents in the Edgewood Village community working together to improve themselves and others around them. This group gives the parents the opportunity to tell each other what they are thankful for and how each and every one of them are great parents. They learn that they are not alone and that they have help. The parent group is also for finding new resources for one another and expresses concerns about the property. They strive to change each other for the better. This group is all about having one another’s back and being a family.

True Service, Inc. fosters a collaborating network by reaching out to others, both individuals and families experiencing crisis situations affected by crime, incarceration, reintegration, and family reunification for the empowerment and restoration of those with broken relationships to God first, family, then to community.

 

About SoupGrant

Grace Lutheran Church
528 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Lansing, Michigan 48915

$5 at the door gives you a vote for the project of your choice. At the end of the night, the project with the most votes takes home the money as a SoupGrant!

You don’t just get a vote, we also feed you! Prepare yourself for an array of delicious, homemade soups that our soup chef, Terry, has in store for you! (Did we mention the soup is FREE?) There are always vegetarian and vegan options available, too.

Our next SoupGrant is on February 15 (the 3rd Thursday of the month). Bring a bowl and spoon for soup – and a friend or two!

6:30 – Doors open
7:15 – Proposals
7:45 – Winner announced/SoupGrant awarded

Interested in sharing your community-building idea with us? Apply here!

Macaroni Grant is this Thursday!

This Thursday, December 21st, is a special event we’re calling Macaroni Grant!

Potluck and Prizes

Instead of our usual soup fiesta, we are doing a macaroni and desserts potluck. Bring your favorite macaroni and cheese or dessert to share and who knows, you may win a prize! We’re giving a little something to the most delicious macaroni dish, most delicious dessert, and the most unique across both dishes.

Bring a Stocking Stuffer or Two or Three

Instead of presenters, we’ll have three stockings for everyone to stuff. One each for:

  1. Ingham County Animal Control Outreach Center
  2. Grace Lutheran Church needs a new fridge
  3. SoupGrant Lansing ingredient resupply

About SoupGrant

Grace Lutheran Church
528 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Lansing, Michigan 48915

 

Our next SoupGrant is on January 18 (the 3rd Thursday of the month). Bring a bowl and spoon for soup – and a friend or two!

Interested in sharing your community-building idea with us? Apply here!

Thursdays are for soup and giving thanks!

Join us on November 16 for a special SoupGrant. In addition to amazing Thanksgiving-inspired soups, we are also asking guests to bring something to donate. The donation could be for either presenter—pet or hygiene products—or food items that Terry can use in future soups.

Speaking of soup, here’s what we’ll have on tap this month:

  • Tom turkey and biscuit
  • Pilgrims favorite squash soup
  • Side dish potato and broccoli cheese soup
  • Thanksgiving surprise soup

Every month we invite two different groups to share what they are doing in and around Lansing. Our presenters this month are  Ingham County Animal Control Outreach Center and Empathy and Equity!

About our presenters

Ingham County Animal Control Outreach Center assists Ingham County pet owners in need. Their services include a food bank for pets, low-cost spay and neuter vouchers for dogs and cats, vaccination, licensing, and microchip clinics, and more.

Everyone deserves to have their basic needs met, but there is a barrier to getting hygiene products. Empathy and Equity works alongside community members to respond to those needs by building and placing small centers for hygiene product distribution.

About SoupGrant

Grace Lutheran Church
528 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Lansing, Michigan 48915

$5 at the door gives you a vote for the project of your choice. At the end of the night, the project with the most votes takes home the money as a SoupGrant!

You don’t just get a vote, we also feed you! Prepare yourself for an array of delicious, homemade soups that our soup chef, Terry, has in store for you! (Did we mention the soup is FREE?) There are always vegetarian and vegan options available, too.

Our next SoupGrant is on December 21 (the 3rd Thursday of the month). Bring a bowl and spoon for soup – and a friend or two!

6:30 – Doors open
7:15 – Proposals
7:45 – Winner announced/SoupGrant awarded

Interested in sharing your community-building idea with us? Apply here!