OCTOBER 8, 2017
Sofia Quintero Arts + Cultural Center
winner: Herbaceous Greenhouse
Chef Erika Rapp, Registry Bistro – Roasted Pumpkin & Porter Soup
Chef Eric Kish, Rosie’s Italian Grille – Tomato Basil Soup
Chef Aaron Lawson, Brim House – Whiskey & Beer Cheese Soup
Bread by All Crumbs Bakery
Salad by the Toledo SOUP Crew
(1) Michael Schiewer, Herbaceous Greenhouse
Their goal is to build a greenhouse for supplying goods year round with a local, organic herb farm that supplies both professional chefs and home cooks with product so fresh it is picked and delivered the same day by the same hands. They are Ohio’s first and only all herb (culinary) farm and would like to put up the greenhouse this fall or next spring.
(2) Rachel Richardson, Toledo Loves Love Media Campaign
Art Corner Toledo (ACT), LLC and Right Half Media, LLC will conduct a media campaign to promote Toledo/Lucas County as a welcoming and inclusive community for all. With The Love Wall as a backdrop, they will shoot a series of photographs and video highlighting Toledoans who are marginalized or targeted at a time in history when hateful rhetoric, acts of intimidation, and white supremacist terror attacks are rising, putting the rights and safety of diverse community members increasingly at risk.
(3) Cori Branyan, Divinitist Order Sustainable Living Workshop
The goal will be to introduce students to various cultures and communities who are living/have lived sustainably. The classes will be centered around an arts and craft project characteristic of the particular culture or community being studied. The microgrant will go toward the creation of the course curriculum, tools and supplies, as well as the cost of attendance for 10 students and payment to teachers/artists.
(4) Melanie Cox, Holiday Angels Toledo
Holiday Angels Toledo assists families with Christmas and the homeless with backpacks and blessing bags. Having helped 89 families their first year, they are looking to expand and help families gain the resources needed to be able to stand on their own two feet. They will use the SOUP microgrant to obtain 501 status.