ORGANIC SOUP KITCHEN

Rating: 5 stars   2 reviews

Issues: Food

Location: 315 Meigs Rd Ste A 369 Santa Barbara CA 93109 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This is an excellent organization. Virtually every form of support, volunteer, in-kind exchange and donation, is used immediately to fill an immediate need. Feeding Veterans in particular & homeless in general are primary customers. Virtually no one is turned back. Organic Soup Kitchen, OSK, serves people across all of our economic and social strata. The only qualification is answering the question, would you like to eat, with Yes.
Growing up my dad was often out of work and we were hungry. We picked field greens and stir-fried them. People would come by with food, it was deeply appreciated.
When my daughter was growing up we supported Salvation Army Kitchen. When we shopped for our holiday meals we picked up a duplicate of each item, same brand and quality. The second helping was for those who would not be fed otherwise. We bagged the items splitting the duplicates between those in need and our home. I felt that doing beats lecturing. She continues to be a volunteer in each community she lives in.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Continue to be available and share what I have learned. OSK staff are continuing to improve OSK's performance in all that is required to honor those OSK serves and all who contribute. These are perhaps the most ethical non-profit managers I have worked with. Parallel to my paid career of 35 years I volunteered with non-profits. I have learned to assess non prof The easiest way to assess a non-profits based on how they run their business and the quality of service they provide to their customers.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Anthony, Andrea, Tony, and their team of volunteers and donors provide a beautiful, healthy meal for about 1,000 homeless men, women, and children every major holiday.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

... seeing hungry people eat a healthy meal, and seeing kids get a Chrstmas present.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Yes, greater appreciation for what most people take for granted.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

That we all made a contribution to others.

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