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 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.
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
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