We had a near capacity event, and with many of the tickets going within the last 24 hours of ticket sales we were worried we wouldn’t have enough food. But in the end there was enough Spiced Carrot & Ginger and Vegan Mushroom soups to feed all 53 attendees.
Attendees came earlier than past SOUP events, and many attendees told us that they enjoyed the earlier time of 2-4pm instead of the regular 6-8pm.
December’s winner, Meg Rothstein, gave us a great update on how the SOUP funds were able to purchase 40 notebooks for the Creative Writing Class at the Madison Day Shelter, and the remaining money was used towards their New Year’s Day Reception which hosted 175 people.
We also had 2 great presentations by Kristin H. of Art in All the Wrong Places; and Joe M. for Madison Sweet Potato Project.
The winner was Madison Sweet Potato Project who will use the $392 towards sweet potato seeds to turn into slips, distribute to community members, and half of all sweet potato crops raised from those seeds will go to an area Food Pantry. Joe told us that each Sweet Potato Seed costs $0.12 and with the $392 raised from Madison SOUP they can purchase 3267 seeds!
We look forward to hearing an update from Joe at the next Madison SOUP event to be held on Sunday, April 14th.
You are always able to submit your project via the Project Proposal Form until 11:59pm the Tuesday prior to the event (in this case until Tuesday, April 2nd)
Thanks again to all who came out and make our events a success! Also, a big thank you to our presenters, Sector67, and Sector67 members who help get the space ready before the event, help with food preparation and running the entrance, and cleaning up after each of our events!
I appreciate the help, advice, and suggestions everyone gives me and wouldn’t be able to hold these events without any of you! Feel free to email comments, suggestions, or questions to Heather at email@example.com