A Look Back Through the Years…

Founded in 2009, Organic Soup Kitchen was determined to change the standards of how low-income people are nourished. Research revealed that most low-income populations were suffering from dietary-induced illnesses due to limited budgets and limited choices of food from charitable food providers.



  • Awarded “Service Organization of the Year” (Transition House)
  • Awarded “CA Legislature Assembly Resolution” for public service (Pedro Nava: 35th Assembly District)
  • Awarded “Sustainability Award: Green Project Consultants” (Planet Edible)


  • Awarded “Special Congressional Recognition” for outstanding and invaluable service (Lois Capps)
  • Awarded “Outstanding Community Partner” (Rob Peterson: Santa Barbara Housing Authority)
  • Became official “1% for the Planet Member” (A Global Community)


  • Became official “Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market” member (Sam Edelman, SB Farmers Market)


  • Awarded “Community Dividends Award” for community enrichment through excellence and compassion (Montecito Bank & Trust)


  • Awarded “Appreciation for Cancer Survivors” (American Cancer Society)
  • Served over 100,000 meals to community, cancer patients, seniors, veterans, homeless, and more
  • Provided emergency food aid for Thomas Fire and Montecito mudslide victims
  • Implemented new proprietary, scalable database system


  • Kicked off capital campaign for new all-in-one headquarters
  • Awarded “Local Heroes Award” (Hospice of Santa Barbara)
  • Awarded “Congressional Recognition Award” (Salud Carbajal)