Organic Soup Kitchen Awarded $2,500 Matching Grant from The Jessica and Kevin Brine Foundation and The Giving List

By Giving List Staff   |   April 22, 2022

Organic Soup Kitchen has been named a recipient of The Jessica and Kevin Brine Foundation and The Giving List’s $2,500 matching grant in recognition of work to end hunger and provide nutrition and food security in Santa Barbara County. All donations up to $2,500 to Organic Soup Kitchen will be matched through June 2022.

“We are honored to be selected for this grant,” says Andrea Slaby, Chief Operating Officer at Organic Soup Kitchen. “As soaring inflation and food prices force even more of our residents to experience nutrition and food insecurity, we appreciate the commitment and investment the Jessica and Kevin Brine Foundation and The Giving List are making to our community.” 

Organic Soup Kitchen is proud to partner with The Giving List which, through its magazine and web presence, aims to connect effective nonprofits with generous donors. Their novel matching grant allows interested donors like the Brines a way to amplify their support of community safety net agencies like Organic Soup Kitchen. 

Organic Soup Kitchen provides nutrition and food security to cancer patients, chronically ill and low income individuals throughout Santa Barbara county. The organization has served more than 1 million bowls of soup since 2009. 

Organic Soup Kitchen’s mission is in direct alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) set forth by the United Nation’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) policy including Zero Hunger, Good Health and Wellbeing, Climate Action and Partnership for the Goals. Organizations like Organic Soup Kitchen can take impactful steps and offer creative solutions to ensure the sustainability of our people and planet. 

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Organic Soup Kitchen provides oncology nutrition and addresses food insecurity to a diverse demographic of individuals struggling with the effects of cancer and chronic illnesses.

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When someone is going through chemotherapy, they need healthy and nourishing food more than anything, but most of the time they don’t have the physical and mental energy to get up and do it for themselves. Organic Soup Kitchen does it for them with so much love and care! They work tirelessly in rain or shine to make sure that all their clients get their nutritious soup on time. I feel so blessed and privileged to be a small part of this gem of an organization in our community! I joined hands with them a few years back and I am happy to say that I am here to stay and support this wonderful organization in the years to come!
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Key Supporters

Manitou Fund
Trust in Diversity and Exchange
Deckers OutDoor Corporation
Volentine Family Foundation
The Herbert and Gertrude Latkin Charitable Foundation
St. Francis Foundation
Community Volunteer Foundation
Union Bank
Natalie Orfalea Foundation
Mosher Foundation
Russell Steiner
Hutton Parker Foundation