Originally posted on http://blog.soylent.com/post/162052434727.
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.