Organic Soup Kitchen Awarded GuideStar’s 2023 Platinum Seal of Transparency

By Giving List Staff   |   March 3, 2023

Santa Barbara, CA, March 1, 2023: Organic Soup Kitchen has received the 2023 Platinum Seal of Transparency from Guidestar (formerly Candid), the world’s premiere source for information on nonprofit organizations. This rating puts Organic Soup Kitchen among the top 0.1% of charities nationally to receive Guidestar’s highest level of recognition indicating full transparency regarding goals, strategies, capabilities, achievements and metrics that show progress and impact.

“We are honored to achieve the Platinum Seal of Transparency on GuideStar,” says Andrea Slaby, Chief Operating Officer at Organic Soup Kitchen. “We know that our donors have a choice when contributing and often turn to GuideStar to understand an organization’s metrics and progress. We are proud to provide 100% transparency into our operation and impact.” 

GuideStar introduced the Seals of Transparency in 2013 to provide visible recognition of information provided by nonprofits. More than 750,000 organizations have earned seals making a GuideStar seal the most widely adopted symbol of transparency in the US social sector. The type of information a nonprofit provides determines their seal level, and it’s a progressive achievement with bronze, silver, gold and platinum levels. 

Organic Soup Kitchen is committed to organic food for all. Through education, advocacy and programs, the agency 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 nutrient dense SoupMeals 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. For more information, visit


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Chief Operating Officer: Andrea Slaby-Carroccio


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!
Sharmila Gunasekara
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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
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