Organic Soup Kitchen Shines Bright with Twinkling Lights and Festive Decor for First Annual “Winter Wonderland”

By Giving List Staff   |   November 30, 2023

Organic Soup Kitchen’s Distribution and Education Center at 126 E. Haley Street has been transformed into a merry and bright “Winter Wonderland.” Strings of twinkling lights, colorful ornaments and holiday sparkle create a festive atmosphere for clients and the community to enjoy this holiday season.

“We’re excited to share the merry and bright holiday spirit of the season with our community,” says Andrea Slaby, Chief Operating Officer at Organic Soup Kitchen. “Our intention was to create a warm and festive environment for our clients who may not get to experience the magic and festivities of the season. Everyone is welcome.”

Organic Soup Kitchen is a nonprofit organization 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 3 million bowls of nutrient dense SoupMeals since 2009. 

Organic Soup Kitchen is one of only 1% of nonprofits in the US to achieve platinum status on Guidestar. 

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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