Organic Soup Kitchen Awarded a Congressional Award of Honor at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Distribution and Education Center

By Giving List Staff   |   June 30, 2023

Congressman Salud Carbajal and his team have awarded Organic Soup Kitchen with a Congressional Award of Honor. The award was presented at the official grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of Organic Soup Kitchen’s new Distribution and Education Center.  Also present at the ceremony were City of Santa Barbara Council Members; Kristen Sneddon, Oscar Gutierrez, and team, who recognize the importance of OSK’s important work in the community.

“We are honored to receive this award,” says Andrea Slaby, Chief Operating Officer. “Opening a second location has always been our vision, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to expand our service and reach in the community.”

OSK’s second location at 126 Haley Street will be a hub for pick up, distribution and education. SoupMeals will continue to be handcrafted and packaged at the organization’s kitchen facility on Anacapa Street. 

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.

To learn more and support the expansion of nutrition and food security in Santa Barbara County, visit www.organicsoupkitchen.orgr


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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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