Throughout 2016, Soylent donated over 1 million meals, but we won’t stop there. Today we are launching Soylent for Good, our company-wide initiative that incorporates our collective efforts to combat food insecurity, so that we can begin to forge a path that enables us and our community to tackle hunger in new, innovative ways. We at Soylent want to live in a world where everyone has access to complete nutrition.
The building blocks of Soylent for Good began when we first entered the fight against malnutrition, just over a year ago. When we announced our support for World Food Program USA (WFP USA), our financial support for the organization helped provide hundreds of thousands of school meals around the globe. In 2017, we will continue to improve the food system through innovation and renew our support for WFP USA in their mission to make hunger history. Our funding will be directed to WFP’s Innovation Accelerator to help scale high potential solutions to hunger worldwide. In addition to our international endeavors, Soylent donated hundreds of thousands of meals to food banks across the nation, and in California, we helped the California Association of Foodbanks rescue tens of thousands of pounds of fresh produce.
It doesn’t require visiting a developing country to see people suffering from malnutrition - although we’ve been to several this past year. Soylent is headquartered in Downtown Los Angeles, and we see how hunger affects our local community every day. According to Feeding America, 1 in 9 people struggle with hunger. We are committed to putting a major dent in this unacceptable statistic by working with city officials, local food banks, and committed individuals and organizations. It takes a village to tackle an issue as pervasive as food insecurity, and Soylent strives to be a responsible Los Angeles business that can help address one of the most solvable problems - hunger. Accordingly, we will work with any food bank in Los Angeles that wishes to partake in the Soylent for Good program.
With our current product portfolio, we are also working with doctors in some of the most respected hospitals in the country to help their patients eat and maintain a complete diet. We will continue to develop new, ready-to-use, nutritionally-complete products aimed to provide much needed nutrition around the globe.
No person should be worried about finding their next meal. Soylent for Good is our contribution to the fight against hunger across the globe. If you’d like to get involved, please email us at Good@soylent.com.