What is Orlando SOUP?

10348911_547866645326245_8361903800239203990_oOrlando SOUP, modeled after the successful Detroit SOUP, is a micro-granting dinner celebrating and supporting creative projects in Orlando. For a donation of $7, attendees receive soup (made by Slow Food Orlando using fresh, local ingredients), salad and bread. Before dinner is served, attendees will listen to four short community project proposals covering a range of topics such as art, urban agriculture, social justice, social entrepreneurship, education, technology, and more. During dinner, attendees cast a vote for their favorite project and, at the end of the night, the project that receives the most votes is funded by $5 from each attendees’ donation. Winners will appear at future SOUP dinners to report their project’s progress.

Their mission is to promote community-based development through crowd funding, creativity, collaboration, democracy, trust and fun.

IDEAS is happy to announce that “Project ReThink” has won the first ever Orlando SOUP event. The project is a sustainable art model that will raise awareness about our environmental impacts through creative street art mediums with a goal of changing people’s behaviors and #ReThink their impacts on the environment. On Tuesday, May 13, 2014, Chris Castro and Clayton Ferrara presented the concept to a packed house at East End Market.


For more information on Orlando SOUP, visit their website at http://orlandosoup.org/


Participants of the Hive Orlando have begun brainstorming logistics of the project, while creating additional images and messages that will get people to rethink the five pillars of sustainability: food, water, waste, energy, and ecology. “Project ReThink” will begin rolling out in Orlando starting the end of June and continue on through the summer.

Following a $1000 grant from the Awesome Foundation, this is the second set of funding that has been awarded to “Project ReThink”: http://www.ideasforus.org/blog/ideas-wins-the-awesome-foundation-grant-for-orlando/