Mama’s Kitchen is committed to fighting critical illnesses through the power of nutrition. Our Medically Tailored Meal Service is the only service in San Diego County delivering breakfast, lunch, and dinner to people affected by HIV, cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and chronic kidney disease who are mentally or physically unable to prepare meals as a result of their diagnosis. Meals are provided for every day of the year, on a county-wide basis, free of charge.

Clients must be referred to Mama’s Kitchen by their case manager or healthcare provider to qualify for meal delivery services.

Meals are delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays within a 3-hour delivery window arranged with the client.

Mama’s Kitchen has a six-week menu cycle which includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. The menu follows the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommendations and all meals are designed by our registered dietitians and executive chef. All meals are DASH and diabetic-friendly. We offer several menu variations to meet clients’ individual nutritional needs, such as low lactose, and vegetarian.

Are you curious about our menu? See a sample menu* below!

For further information about how to qualify for services visit our Get Help page or contact our Client Services team at 619.314.5789, or email them at

*The meals our clients receive may vary from the sample meals listed here.