These are trying times. In recent weeks alone we have been made aware of acts of violence in Orlando, Dallas, Istanbul, St.Paul, Dhaka, Baton Rouge, and Nice. Let us also acknowledge the many more acts of violence not shared in our media outlets. In these times of violence, conflict, and division, we must encourage and… Read the full article »
Mama’s Kitchen continues to fill a need in our community by providing free, nutritious meals to men, women and children who are affected by AIDS or cancer. We offer a variety of meal plans to meet our clients’ nutritional requirements, and our meals are lovingly prepared and hand-delivered by hundreds of dedicated volunteers. Mama’s Pantry… Read the full article »
Mama’s Kitchen would like to thank the Medtronic Foundation for their generous support of our Home-Delivered Meal Service. The Medtronic Foundation has provided a two-year Health Access Grant in the amount of $50,000 to Mama’s Kitchen in recognition of our continued commitment to improve access to healthcare in San Diego County. This contribution will provide… Read the full article »
We have an awesome group of supporters who raise funds for us, donate, collect food for Mama’s Pantry, and volunteer here at the Kitchen. We applaud every single one of them and encourage you to join us and help feed our neighbors who are affected by AIDS or cancer.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 21st Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser Benefitting Mama’s Kitchen The fundraiser will help Mama’s Kitchen continue its mission to deliver meals to San Diego community members affected by AIDS/HIV or Cancer SAN DIEGO – June 16, 2016 –Park & Rec in University Heights hosts and presents Mama’s Kitchen’s 21st Annual Wine Tasting… Read the full article »
Mama’s Kitchen would like to thank the Sundt Foundation for their generous support of Mama’s Kitchen’s Children Nutritional Health Program. This program serves the children of our Home-Delivered Meal Service clients who are vulnerable to hunger because their parent is simply too ill from AIDS or cancer to shop for and prepare nutritious food. By… Read the full article »
Our clients inspire us with their courage and strength. We remember them with fondness, and will miss them going forward. We say goodbye to Miguel M., Ramon G., Alfredo L., David G., Kelly F., Eric B., John B., Tony S and Steve G.
We received this heartfelt note from one of our clients:
Mama’s Kitchen is dedicated to providing essential nutrition to those struggling with AIDS or cancer in our community. We strive to give critically ill people a second chance at life. For some, illness strikes and they have nowhere to turn. Often they are too weak or too sick to shop and prepare meals for themselves… Read the full article »
“I came down with the AIDS virus 10 years ago. I couldn’t clean my apartment or even bathe myself. Without Mama’s Kitchen I would have died. I was with their program for 5 years until I found new meds. I went from 10 T-cells to having 600-800 10 years later. Now because of the AIDS… Read the full article »
Mama’s Kitchen would like to applaud the Coronado Playhouse in gratitude for their generous support! The 2016 season marks Coronado Playhouse’s 70th year of community theatre. The first show of the year was Sugar, based on the screenplay for the classic film Some Like It Hot. At each show, Coronado Playhouse sold fresh baked cookies… Read the full article »
Hunger causes AIDS and cancer medications to be less effective (or worse, toxic) and makes it difficult for people to safely take these medications. Mama’s Kitchen responds to San Diego’s need for a county-wide meal delivery service for local residents who are living with AIDS or cancer and are physically and/or mentally unable to prepare… Read the full article »
“I was diagnosed with 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’m eating better, but moreover it has brought great emotional relief…. Read the full article »
Thank you to all the individuals and organizations in our community who’ve supported the mission of Mama’s Kitchen. We appreciate your charitable efforts on our behalf! The Coronado Playhouse raised funds for Mama’s Kitchen during their run of the play, Sugar. They also sold Mama’s cookies during intermission and held a food drive to support… Read the full article »
Join the fun on Tuesday, August 2 at our annual Wine Tasting, hosted by Park and Rec. Enjoy sparkling, white, and red wine pours throughout the evening, while munching on delicious tray passed hors d’ouevres. It’s a delightful evening of fun, friends and fabulous tastes. You’ll also have a chance to play our popular ring… Read the full article »
We celebrate. We evolve. We serve. Mama’s Kitchen delivered its eight millionth meal on March 30, 2016. In doing so we celebrate the tens of thousands of lives touched with a message of love and caring; and we acknowledge the supporters that made this milestone possible. It took millions of miles traveled to deliver those… Read the full article »
The summer months are an important time for Mama’s to collect food for our Pantry. Our clients need nutrition all year long, and while our community is very generous, many of our donations come in during the holidays. We urge you to host a food drive at your work, social club, or place of worship,… Read the full article »
In addition to the nutrition we provide for our clients, our hope is that we bring comfort and some measure of peace to our clients who are battling a critical illness. Our condolences to the friends and family of our clients who have passed, including Akinori S. and Rickie N.
Calendar of Events Tuesday, April 5: Volunteer Orientation 4-5 p.m. at Mama’s Kitchen Thursday, April 21: Volunteer Orientation 4-5 p.m. at Mama’s Kitchen Tuesday, May 3: Volunteer Orientation 4-5 p.m. at Mama’s Kitchen Friday, May 6: Mama’s Day, 6:30-9:30 p.m. General Admission; 5:30 VIP Entrance, at Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine Tuesday May… Read the full article »
Mama’s Kitchen continues to fill a need in our community by providing free, nutritious meals to men, women and children who are affected by AIDS or cancer. We offer 11 different meal plans to meet our clients’ nutritional requirements, and our meals are lovingly prepared and hand-delivered by hundreds of volunteers. In addition, Mama’s Pantry… Read the full article »