Warm cookies, hot soup and a heaping helping of food justice tonight

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Tonight civic-health club Warm Cookies of the Revolution will host "Soup and Dreams," a benefit for grassroots groups in Colorado's food-justice scene. The event will kick off with soup from SAME Cafe; while guests are eating, they'll hear from three speakers who represent well-established organizations and will talk about food justice.

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The evening will be hosted by Dana Miller from Grow Local Colorado and Aaron Ney from Ekar Farm, and will feature cheerleaders from Strive Prep SMART Academy to help keep spirits high.

Speakers from Revision International, Growhaus and Slow Food Denver will talk about the work of their own organizations, then each pitch an up-and-coming group: Growing Colorado Kids, Veterans to Farmers and Greenleaf Denver. After guests have absorbed all the pitches as well as the soup, they'll be asked to vote on which organization's story most resonated with them. "It's kind of like a live Kickstarter campaign. They're each going to pitch them, and we're all going to listen and then vote on which one we like the most," says Warm Cookies founder Evan Weissman.

At the end of the night, the money collected at the door will be distributed to the three new organizations based on the votes they received.

"Soup and Dreams" starts at 6 p.m. tonight at the McNichols Building, 144 West Colfax Avenue. The event is free, but there's a suggested donation of $10.

For information on dozens of culinary events around town, visit our online Food & Drink listings -- and if you have information for a culinary event you'd like included in our online calendar, send it to cafe@westword.com.

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