Organic Soup Kitchen Ditches Plastic 

By Giving List Staff   |   August 15, 2022

Announcing Immediate shift to 100% Recyclable SoupMeal Containers 

Organic Soup Kitchen will now package its SoupMeals in earth friendly, 100% recyclable containers and lids. This monumental operational shift away from plastic is another step towards the organization’s commitment to prioritizing the health of our planet. The new packaging will save hundreds of thousands of plastic containers from reaching our ocean and landfill. 

“Packaging is one of the largest sustainability hurdles we face,” says Andrea Slaby, Chief Operating Officer at Organic Soup Kitchen, “after years of work by our Research and Development team, we are thrilled to reach this milestone and be part of the responsible packaging movement.”

The new containers and lids are made in the USA from 100% sustainable recyclable paper fibers from renewable resources. In addition to new containers and lids, the specialized equipment for packaging and hermetically sealing the containers have been completely retooled to ensure the highest product integrity. 

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 mitigate the impact of climate change and ensure the sustainability of our people and planet. Organic Soup Kitchen is also a member of 1% for the 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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Monthly Givers are the heartbeat of our organization. Your monthly contribution will directly provide a month’s worth of SoupMeals to community members in treatment or recovering from cancer.New Distribution Center. As demand grows, we have quickly outgrown our facility and are actively seeking the resources to expand our operation.

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Manitou Fund
Trust in Diversity and Exchange
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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