Santa Barbara, CA March 11, 2014 Organic Soup Kitchen is a new nonprofit partner of 1% for the Planet, an alliance of over 1,200 member companies in 48 countries that give one percent of revenues to environmental causes.
Organic Soup Kitchen is now eligible to receive donations from 1% for the Planet member companies, placing them among a diverse, global network of environmental organizations. 1% member businesses fuel this non-profit network through their annual contributions, which totaled over $20 million in 2013. Partnership with 1% greatly expands the potential pool of funding to which Organic Soup Kitchen can look to for support.
Newly approved Organic Soup Kitchen contributes to a healthier planet by producing soup and meals from organic vegetables that would otherwise go to waste to feed low-income seniors, housebound veterans, women, children, and families. By stabilizing and utilizing over production of organic produce Organic Soup Kitchen serves the marginalized sector with wholesome healthy meals. This process directly reduces the need for conventional farming and chemical usage.
Over 3,600 nonprofits worldwide are included in the 1% for the Planet network, and over $100 million has been funneled to its nonprofit partners to date. “The intent of 1% for the Planet is to help fund these diverse environmental organizations so that collectively they can be a more powerful force in solving the world’s problems,” says Terry Kellogg, CEO of 1% for the Planet.
“Since 2009 Organic Soup Kitchen has been developing procedures that are designed to be shared thus creating collaboration in support of a healthy environment. Last year Organic Soup Kitchen provided 24,000 green meals in support of sustainability,” said Anthony Carroccio, Executive Director of Organic Soup Kitchen.
About 1% for the Planet
1% for the Planet is a global network of businesses that donate one percent of annual sales directly to approved environmental and sustainability nonprofit organizations. More than 1200 member companies in 48 countries give back to this big blue planet through over 3600 nonprofit partners. Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, owner of Blue Ribbon Flies, 1% for the Planet helps people buy better products and protect the planet we play on. To date, our network has given over $100 million back to blue. To learn more go to: www.onepercentfortheplanet.or
About Organic Soup Kitchen
We are a non-profit organization that provides fresh, nutritious organic food to marginalized sectors of the Santa Barbara County community. We are committed to achieving this in ways that are organizationally and financially sustainable, and environment and employee friendly. To learn more go to: www.organicsoupkitchen.org