In 2020, Mama’s Kitchen expanded our mission to serve individuals with Chronic Kidney Disease. The purpose of the pilot is to prove our medically tailored meals (MTM) and an individualized medical nutrition therapy intervention can improve healthcare outcomes and reduce healthcare costs in only 3 months.

Program Eligibility

  • Diagnosis of Chronic Kidney Disease – Stages 3 or 4 OR started dialysis less than 1 year ago
  • Unable to physically or mentally prepare meals
  • Live in San Diego County

Program Exclusion

  • Persons who are living in a facility that provides more than seven (7) meals per week to residents.
  • Persons with limited physical, cognitive, or behavioral abilities that would interfere with their ability to follow up with a finding as determined by their ability to receive the MTM services and follow up with survey interviews.
  • Persons with an anticipated life expectancy of less than a year.
  • Persons with severe food allergies.

 How to refer people

Individuals must be referred by a medical case manager, medical social worker, or provider. Additionally, the referral form must be signed by a provider.

Once completed, email these documents to or fax them to 619-233-6283. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

For More Information

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

Mama’s Kitchen, Inc. is a San Diego nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)3 charity organization.