The year has just begun, but for many, 2020 started on a rough foot.
Over the past week, a series of earthquakes and aftershocks hit Puerto Rico, destroying homes and leaving thousands in shelters.
However, when tragedy strikes, the good in society makes itself known. We had an incredible Soylenteer who lives in Puerto Rico reach out through social media to see if we could donate Soylent to support the recovery, and we immediately said yes! We are sending cases of Soylent drinks and powders to be given away to people around the island who are still displaced from their homes. We know it is a small act, but we are honored to be a tiny part of the support for the thousands impacted by this terrible natural disaster.
On Saturday, January 25th, Soylent is participating in the Skid Row Carnival of Love for the second year in a row. We are donating thousands of bottles of product that will be handed out directly to residents of Skid Row.
Last year, we realized that residents of Skid Row often have a hard time finding protein-rich products because of their lack of refrigeration. Because Soylent is shelf-stable, it can be stored in their tents or outdoor living spaces and consumed when needed.
In 2020 we recommit to giving back.
As a new decade begins, we reflect on all that we have done. We are grateful for where we are, but know that so many others are less fortunate. We took time this month to reflect and recommit to our #SoylentForGood work.
During 2020, we commit to donating at least an additional one million meals, and we are dedicated to using our products, our funds, and our staff to create a large scale impact again this year. Thank you for your support, and as always, if you have ideas of other ways we can create a positive impact, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.