Supporting the Community
Excess Food Donation
Stone Soup supports Lapeer and 11 other counties assisting their pantries and soup kitchens through our excess food donation program. This program allows churches and organizations that are involved in providing food to the community to receive as much of our excess food items such as bread and produce to supplement their programs.
Farm to Fork
Stone Soup Food Bank has partnered with local farmers to help raise livestock to be used at the food bank. This locally raised livestock is processed by local meat processors and packaged for distribution to our agency partners. We also support our farmers by providing them with vegetables and breads that otherwise would be thrown away.
Project Raising Hope
This is an exciting endeavor! Project Raising Hope is a collaboration with the Agriscience program at the Ed -Tech Center and Stone Soup Food Bank. Through this program we are able to provide quality locally raised meat to be provided to our clients. In addition, this program will teaches awareness to students about the importance of community service, provides a work program and mentor ship for developmentally disabled students.
The program will extend the livestock available on the grounds of the Ed-tech campus through the Agriscience department. Project Raising Hope will also include a mentorship program for developmentally disabled students that will have second year students teaching their mentees how to care for the livestock. When livestock is ready for the market it will then be processed by local meat markets that meet the USDA requirements. The meat will then go to Stone Soup Food Pantry Bank.
Wheels of Sharing: Mobile Food Pantry
Stone Soup has a mobile food pantry available to agencies and churches to service the residents of Lapeer County and surrounding counties. If your agency or church is interested in a delivery; give us a call.
Seeds of Hope
SEEDS OF HOPE is a partnership with the Thumb Correctional Facility and Stone Soup Food Bank. The facility will be growing gardens for Stone Soup and this summer we will have garlic, onions, parsnips, radishes, lettuce and more. So far we have received over 1700 pounds of garden fresh vegetables.
Picture below is the new lift gate provided by a grant from the Sanilac County Community Foundation
Stone Soup Food Bank is a place in the community to meet in a collaborative effort to create hope.