Mama’s Kitchen Earns Accreditation from the Food is Medicine Coalition

San Diego’s largest non-profit provider of home-delivered meals, and only non-profit provider of medically tailored meals becomes the first organization on the West Coast to receive accreditation, and second in the nation. Mama’s Kitchen, the San Diego non-profit dedicated to providing medically tailored meals (MTM) to people living with critical illnesses, is the first organization… Read the full article »


Announcing our new CEO – Eva Matthews, MPH

Mama’s Kitchen’s Board of Directors is thrilled to announce and welcome the organization’s incoming Chief Executive Officer, Eva Matthews, MPH. Eva joins Mama’s Kitchen with 27 years of public health, non-profit, and research experience having worked in public health and medical research at Yale University, the University of Arizona, Family Health Centers of San Diego,… Read the full article »


Celebrating Our Amazing Pie Sellers!

Thanks to the spectacular efforts of our pie sellers, this year’s Mama’s Pies Thanksgiving Bake Sale raised $114,000! Our gracious sellers assisted with the sale of over 2,500 freshly baked pies throughout San Diego County, but most importantly, helped provide 41,360 meals to our clients and neighbors in need. Thank you to all who participated!… Read the full article »


Mama’s Kitchen Wraps Another Record-Breaking Year

As we wrapped up June, along with our 2022-2023 fiscal year, we are shocked by the total number of meals we delivered. Mama’s Kitchen home delivered a record-breaking 816,920 medically tailored meals – a 22% increase over the prior year. While this number may not seem surprising to all our amazing volunteers who help us… Read the full article »


A New Name for the Home-Delivered Meal Service

Mama’s Kitchen is thrilled to share we have renamed our primary program (formerly the Home- Delivered Meal Service) to the Medically Tailored Meal Service. As San Diego’s only provider of medically tailored meals (MTM), it was time to give the program a name reflective of the quality and distinction that service provides. What exactly is… Read the full article »


An Homage to the Mama’s Kitchen Palentines

Extravagant red rose bouquets, heart-shaped boxes filled with decadent chocolate truffles, fancy dinner outings. These are just a few of the many grandiose gestures that come to mind when we think of the day to celebrate love. A day to sweep your partner off their feet and show them your infinite and undying love to… Read the full article »


Nancy and Sandy Galentine’s

Nancy and Sandy are two close friends with a bond that has spanned half a century. They first met in Tierrasanta, a neighborhood in San Diego, California, and have been inseparable ever since. Nancy, a retired educator, spent her career shaping young minds as a kindergarten teacher and then went on to serve as a… Read the full article »


Mama’s Red Velvet Cookies Recipe

This recipe will WHISK you off your feet!   Valentine’s Day has always been a day of showing love. In our attempts to spread the spirit of St. Valentine to our clients, our very own Executive Chef Jason in collaboration with our Registered Dietitians concocted the PERFECT Valentine’s day treat. They are diabetic-friendly, moderated, nutritious,… Read the full article »


Alberto Cortés Receives Spirit of Carol Sigelman Award

On October 28th, our CEO Alberto Cortés was honored by The North County Philanthropy Council for their dedication to our mission and vision. Alberto had the honor of accepting the “Spirit of Carol Sigelman Award” for showing his prowess in the nonprofit sector for 32 years! In the last two years alone, Alberto’s leadership has helped… Read the full article »


Alberto Cortés celebrates 20 years as CEO of Mama’s Kitchen

This fall, Alberto Cortés celebrates his 20th year as Executive Director/CEO of Mama’s Kitchen. Alberto’s impactful leadership over the past two decades has shaped Mama’s Kitchen into a San Diego institution and indispensable resource for the most vulnerable members of our community. We sat down with past board chair Tom D’Amico to reminisce about Alberto’s… Read the full article »


Volunteer Spotlight: The Stech Family

Meet Summer and Brad Stech, a San Diego couple who gives back to their community by volunteering as a family.  Brad and Summer have been long time friends. Both attended the same middle school and high school in San Antonio, Texas. In high school both ran with the same crowd and ended up having theatre… Read the full article »


American Heart Month: Ways to Join the Effort

A healthier heart can lead to a healthier life! This month, we hope to encourage and motivate everyone to adopt heart-healthy behaviors, together. Research shows having social support and personal networks makes getting regular physical activity, eating healthy, losing weight, reducing stress, and quitting smoking easier. Here are five ways to get started! Encourage Healthy… Read the full article »


Letter from a Client

  “Without Mama’s Kitchen I wouldn’t be alive. I’ve been sick so very much since my husband of 20+ years died; I am not so much that woman any longer. By myself completely disabled, left knee broke, right wrist broke, degenerative disc disease (5 discs removed),with HIV barely above AIDS. I’ve lost 49 pounds. Without… Read the full article »


A Festive Fall Recipe

  Fall is upon us and it seems that everywhere you turn there are pumpkins! The good news is that this fall favorite is a delicious and nutritious addition to your meal. Pumpkin is low in calories and fat while providing lots of vitamins and minerals. One cup of cooked pumpkin counts as a serving… Read the full article »


San Diego Pride

2017 Pride Parade More than 25 staff members and volunteers gathered at the Pride Flag in Hillcrest on Saturday, July 15, to celebrate and support the LGBT community. Allied in Action: United for Justice, this year’s event was the biggest parade in San Diego, to date, including more than 240 contingents from all over the… Read the full article »


Be a Part of the Future of Mama’s Kitchen

By including Mama’s Kitchen in your estate plans, you can make a lasting impact on the lives of those affected by HIV/AIDS, cancer, or other critical illnesses. There are many ways to make a planned gift, but the easiest is to name Mama’s Kitchen in your will or trust. Your gift will provide a significant… Read the full article »


Thoughts from a Client

“I got cancer 10 months ago and still can’t get my SSI to go through to this day. I was eating poorly, have since lost my phone service and am couch surfing. Your services are an absolute Godsend! Physically, it is obvious I am eating better, but more over it has brought great emotional relief…. Read the full article »