Organic Soup Kitchen Celebrates 10th Anniversary in New Headquarters
By Bonnie Carroll
The Organic Soup Kitchen, founded in 2009, celebrated its 10th Anniversary and celebrated with a party at their new headquarters at 608 Anacapa Street in Santa Barbara on May 18 from 4:00-7:00. The beautiful new kitchen was overflowing with food servers picking up trays and passing hors d'oeuvres to a huge crowd of guests who savored cocktails and a delicious vegetarian dinner, listened to music and shared in conversation with friends in the new venue.
Mayor Cathy Murillo did the formal ribbon cutting with Anthony Carroccio, Executive Director, and later Salud Carbajal presented Anthony Carroccio, Executive Director and Andrea Slaby, Chief Operations Officer with a Congressional Recognition Award for the outstanding work they have done in the Santa Barbara community over the past ten years.
Since its inception, Organic Soup Kitchen has been honored for their work feeding the needy by the American Cancer Society, Montecito Bank & Trust, Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market, Santa Barbara Housing Association, Local Heroes Award from Hospice of Santa Barbara and several Congressional recognition awards from Salud Carbajal.
“Organic Soup Kitchen has been waiting for this moment since 2009. For the past couple of years, we have worked with the Santa Barbara community to pull together resources for our all-in-one headquarters,” said Anthony Carroccio. For more information and details please visit: http://www.organicsoupkitchen.