The Stone Soup Collaborative is a Washington registered nonprofit corporation supporting the homeless and hungry while advocating for local,organic, sustainable food.
We operate a food trailer.
We source local, organic, sustainable ingredients and make fresh soup that we serve from our food trailer. The soup is provided for free. In return, we ask for donations. A portion of the profits go to supporting the homeless and hungry, as well as educating others on local, organic, sustainable food practices.
Our soups are made with ingredients that are in season. The recipes are provided to us from local chefs, farms, culinarians, etc. We film the Chefs in a professional test kitchen filming studio demonstrating how to prepare the soups. We also film interviews with them, discussing their perspectives as they align with our mission.
Likewise, we film interviews with local farms, as well as other partners that align with our mission.
The videos ares streamed through monitors we have attached to the food trailer, as well as on our social media platforms, website, youtube, television, etc.
We have iPads at our food trailer that have donate now buttons on them, allowing our supporters to donate at the trailer when they receive their free soup. Once they have completed their donation they are directed to the next page where they can share that they have donated to The Stone Soup Collaborative on their own Facebook, Twitter and social media accounts; giving their followers the opportunity to donate as well, and making them aware of our organization. This allows us to operate a grass roots campaign and following.
Using a portion of our profits, we are able to use the food trailer to feed the homeless and hungry "on site", at various locations.
Our organization collaborates with various other likeminded organization, like:
Food Lifeline (http://www.foodlifeline.org),
The Chefs Collaborative (http://seattlechefs.org),
Fair Start (http://farestart.org), Chefs Move to Schools (http://www.chefsmovetoschools.org),
Farm Aid (http://www.farmaid.org/site/c.qlI5I…merica.htm),
Slow Food USA/International (http://www.slowfoodusa.org), Bargreen | Ellingson Food Service Supply and Design (http://www.bargreen.com/usa),
Seattle Urban Farm Company (http://www.seattleurbanfarmco.com),
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (http://www.gatesfoundation.org), local, state and federal representatives,
Local farms, etc.