Ice cream at EagleMonk on July 18th!

Summer’s here at last and we’re preparing for the heat with an ice cream social at EagleMonk Brew Pub. All we ask of you is to bring your favorite ice cream topping and a $5 donation.

This month we’ll see presentations from Community Mental Health and Sistrum Lansing Women’s Chorus.

Join us for a delightful ice cream social on July 18, 6:30 PM at EagleMonk Brew Pub!

About our presenters

Community Mental Health helps anyone with a mental health need to gain access to resources that allow them to seek their desired quality of life and to participate in the life of the community. They are looking for ways to support young adults with basic needs to help them gain their independence in the community as they learn to navigate their lives as an adult.

Sistrum Lansing Women’s Chorus has been a creative force in the Lansing area for 33 years. The women who make up Sistrum’s membership come from all over the Lansing area. They sing together for community involvement, racial justice, women’s rights, LGBT visibility and rights, and social justice.

About SoupGrant

EagleMonk Pub and Brewery
4906 W Mt Hope Hwy

Lansing, Michigan 48917

$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 a variety of delicious ice creams generously provided by EagleMonk!

Our next SoupGrant is on August 15 (the 3rd Thursday of the month). Please tell your friends!

6:30 – Socializing
7:15 – Proposals
7:45 – Award announced

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

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No soup this June. See you in July!

Sorry folks, we need to cancel the June SoupGrant event.

We fell short on presenters and are struggling to find more. If you know of someone who is doing good in Lansing and could use a little funding boost, please ask them to apply!

We’ll be back in July at EagleMonk Pub and Brewery. See you then!

❤️ Heather, Terry, Erik, Dilla, and Maria

Soup’s back on May 16th

After a well-earned month off, Terry, our premiere soup chef, will be back this May serving up scrumptious soupy comestibles.

We’ll also have two new presenters! Stephanie Doherty will share ways she crafts up support for those in need and Out of the Darkness will be talking about suicide prevention.

Make sure to join us at Grace Lutheran Church in Lansing on May 16th and don’t forget a bowl, spoon, and five bucks! 🥣

About the Presenters

Stephanie Doherty knits caps for chemotherapy patients that are distributed through Herbert-Herman Cancer Center of Sparrow Hospital and winter hats for those in need through the Downtown branch of the Capital Area District Library.

Out of the Darkness brings suicide prevention resources, programs, and other information to the greater Lansing area by raising money with their Out of the Darkness Walk that happens in September each year.

Important Details

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

If you have a favorite breakfast dish, consider making it and sharing with the group. And remember to bring a $5 recommended donation to support your favorite community-building project at our event. This is the most important part for our presenters!

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

Next month,  SoupGrant is on June 20th (the 3rd Thursday of the month). We hope to see you at that one, too!

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

Breakfast for dinner on April 18!

Guess who’s having breakfast for dinner on Thursday, April 18th? We are! 😋

We’ll be at Hannah’s Koney Island this month doing a breakfast potluck so Terry can take a break from the soup kitchen and soak in some warm weather. If you can, please bring a breakfast dish to pass.

Come see Tender Heart Gardens and Community Mental Health present about the good that they’re doing in Lansing and how our donations can help them do even more. Please invite friends and family, too. The more people we bring together, the bigger our impact on Lansing!

About the Presenters

Tender Heart Gardens is a queer and trans gardening collective working on Lansing’s Eastside. Gardeners and community members of all ages are invited to share their labor, skills, love, and support as they create a positive neighborhood space and grow delicious food.

Community Mental Health helps anyone with a mental health need to gain access to resources that allow them to seek their desired quality of life and to participate in the life of the community. They are looking for ways to support young adults with basic needs to help them gain their independence in the community as they learn to navigate their lives as an adult.

Important Details

Hannah’s Koney Island
4790 S. Hagadorn Rd.
East Lansing, Michigan 48823

If you have a favorite breakfast dish, consider making it and sharing with the group. And remember to bring a $5 recommended donation to support your favorite community-building project at our event. This is the most important part for our presenters!

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

Next month,  SoupGrant is on May 16th (the 3rd Thursday of the month). We hope to see you at that one, too!

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

Two very green presenters for March 21!

Spring is almost here and we have green on the brain! 💚

Join us on Thursday, March 21st — the second day of spring — for two Lansing presenters who are also thinking green: Tender Heart Gardens and Go Green Trikes. They both have important stories to tell about Lansing’s Eastside and you won’t want to miss it.

Bring friends and family for a nice, warm soup dinner and hear what good things our presenters are doing in Lansing. Don’t forget to bring a bowl, a spoon, and a $5 donation to support these great groups!

About the Presenters

Go Green Trikes and the Lansing Eastside Gateway lost everything, including the life of an employee, in a fire. Not everything was covered by insurance. These organizations were home to 25 small business owners, hosted pop-up farm and art markets, and all supported the local economy and bringing fresh, new ideas to the Eastside.

Tender Heart Gardens is a queer and trans gardening collective working on Lansing’s Eastside. Gardeners and community members of all ages are invited to share their labor, skills, love, and support as they create a positive neighborhood space and grow delicious food.

Important Details

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

Remember to bring a $5 recommended donation to support your favorite community-building project at our event. This is the most important part for our presenters!

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

Next month,  SoupGrant is on April 18th (the 3rd Thursday of the month). We hope to see you at that one, too!

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

Show Lansing some love on February 21 ❤️

On February 21 we’re inviting South Lansing Ministries back and introducing you all to Love In Deed. $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 will provide a FREE meal of an array of delicious, homemade soups, salad, and bread! There are always vegan and vegetarian options available, too.

Attendees should bring a bowl and spoon for soup and a friend or two!

About the Presenters

South Lansing Ministries (SLM) is a branch of the Greater Lansing Food Bank. We serve over 300 individuals per month. We also host a personal needs closet where people in need can grab items like toilet paper, toothpaste, and deodorant, as well as a computer bank that people can use to apply for benefits or search for employment.

Love In Deed supports Michigan’s foster children by providing clothing, shoes, and other items that are essential for daily living at no cost to the foster families. They desire that each foster placement be successful.

Important Details

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

Remember to bring a $5 recommended donation to support your favorite community-building project at our event. This is the most important part for our presenters!

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

Next month,  SoupGrant is on March 21st (the 3rd Thursday of the month). We hope to see you at that one, too!

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

Mmm, hot soup on January 17 🥣

On January 17 we have two great presenters: Crabbe Law Services and South Lansing Ministries. Each presenter will talk about their project. $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 will provide a FREE meal of an array of delicious, homemade soups, salad, and bread! There are always vegan and vegetarian options available, too.

Attendees should bring a bowl and spoon for soup and a friend or two!

About the Presenters

Crabbe Law Services is a non-profit law firm that provides legal services to clients whose household income is between 125% and 300% of the Federal Poverty Level at a reduced cost.

South Lansing Ministries (SLM) is a branch of the Greater Lansing Food Bank. We serve over 300 individuals per month. We also host a personal needs closet where people in need can grab items like toilet paper, toothpaste, and deodorant, as well as a computer bank that people can use to apply for benefits or search for employment.

Important Details

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

Remember to bring a $5 recommended donation to support your favorite community-building project at our event. This is the most important part for our presenters!

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

Next month,  SoupGrant is on December 20 (the 3rd Thursday of the month). We hope to see you at that one, too!

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