In response to the unprecedented crisis facing our community, Organic Soup Kitchen is launching a free call-in Helpline for all of its clients. The Helpline is part of Organic Soup Kitchen’s commitment to support the health and wellbeing of the more than 600 low-income seniors, cancer patients, and those with chronic illness they deliver SoupMeals to each week. The Helpline will provide a friendly, supportive staff member and be a resource to this vulnerable population of Santa Barbara County residents who are isolated at home for fear of contracting the virus.
“Handing food out to the masses is not what we do. Our clients are not statistics who receive a brown paper bag lunch.” says Andrea Slaby, Chief Operating Officer of Organic Soup Kitchen. “We develop a relationship with our clients starting with the intake form we require.” She continues, “Our SoupMeal orders have tripled since the pandemic started and 95% of our clients are struggling with serious medical and financial challenges. We want to provide extra emotional support during this time of extreme fear and stress.”
For more information, visit www.organicsoupkitchen.org or call 805-364-2790.