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 »


Calendar of Events

Saturday, September 16 – Last Martini Standing (7-10 p.m.) Saturday, September 30 –AIDS Walk Monday, October 9 – Pie in the Sky Bake Sale kicks off Sunday, November 5 – Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Sunday, November 19 – Last day to buy a pie online


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 »


Last Martini Standing

  Get ready for an evening of fabulous fun at the fourth annual LAST MARTINI STANDING on Saturday, September 16, 2017, from 7 to 10 p.m.  The (21+ only) event will be held at the home of Mama’s Kitchen board member Dr. Adam Zweig and Demetrius De la Cruz . The event will feature six… 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 »


Corporate Highlights

Sponsor Spotlight Mama’s Kitchen would like to thank Gilead Sciences, Inc. for their generous $15,000 grant in support of our AIDS Nutrition Program. Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company whose portfolio of products includes treatments for HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer, inflammatory and respiratory diseases, and cardiovascular conditions. Through its grantee programs, Gilead works… Read the full article »


We Met the Challenge!

  Thanks to our 592 generous donors, over $62,000 was raised in response to the Farrell Family Foundation’s challenge grant (as of 08/15), resulting in an additional $15,000 for our Cancer Nutrition Program. Thank you for supporting the expansion of this program! To learn more about our expansion program, click here.


Healthy Summer Recipes

Summer Peach Salsa Serves: 6 Serving Size: ½ cup Ingredients: 2 peaches, cored and cubed 1 ripe tomato, cored and cubed 2 tablespoons jalapeno, diced 1 teaspoon vinegar Chopped cilantro Directions: Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and toss gently. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 4 hours before serving. – Recipe… Read the full article »


Mama’s Meal Services

During our 2017 fiscal year (July 2016 – June 2017), Mama’s Kitchen prepared and delivered 317,778 meals to 586 individuals living with AIDS or cancer. This included 43,968 meals for the children of our clients. In addition, we provided 91,830 meal-equivalents to 630 Pantry clients.  We are so grateful to the many donors and volunteers… Read the full article »


A Message from the Executive Director

  We have a new mission statement: “Mama’s Kitchen, a community-driven organization, believes that everyone is entitled to the basic necessity of life — nutritious food. Our nutrition services improve the lives of women, men, and children vulnerable to hunger due to HIV, cancer or other critical illnesses.” After many months of thoughtful discussion and consideration,… Read the full article »


Mama’s Day 2017 Raises $171,800

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Scatena Daniels Communications San Diego’s top chefs, restaurants and resorts return for monumental event benefitting Mama’s Kitchen, which supports San Diegans living with HIV/AIDS or cancer San Diego – May 22, 2017 – On the evening of Friday, May 12, approximately 600 attendees filled the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at… Read the full article »


A Healthier Way to Bake

Today’s healthy diet means cutting down on fat, not just calories. Yet, if you’re like most people, you still want to enjoy your favorite foods-especially delicious desserts- without sacrificing taste. Modern cooks have come up with solution to the question of how to achieve a balance between the delicious, satisfying food we love and our… Read the full article »


Independence from Hunger – Get Involved!

Host a food drive this July in honor of Independence Day, or turn your Fourth of July get-together into a fundraiser for Mama’s Kitchen. Party with a purpose by asking friends and family to bring canned and dry goods, or monetary donations, for Mama’s Pantry. With your help, our 700+ Mama’s Pantry clients can become… Read the full article »


A Message from the Executive Director

  The Constancy of Change Over the coming months Mama’s Kitchen will be exploring, implementing, and evaluating change. Some of the things in our hopper: On July 1, 2017, for one year, we will be piloting an expansion of our age limit for clients with cancer – from age 60 to age 65. This is… Read the full article »


Mama’s Day 2017 – San Diego’s Premiere Restaurant Tasting Extravaganza

  Mama’s Day, San Diego’s most popular culinary and social event benefiting Mama’s Kitchen, will take place on Friday, May 12 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla. Now in its 26th year, the Mama’s Day fundraiser is a major source of funding for Mama’s Kitchen, where San Diego’s finest chefs will serve guests delectable samples… Read the full article »


Fund-raise for Mama!

  We’ve made it super easy and fun to raise money for Mama. You can set up a fundraising page, tell your story, and easily get your message out to your social contacts. And the possibilities are endless: Ask for donations to celebrate your (or a friend’s) birthday, host a food drive, put on a… Read the full article »


Remembering Those We’ve Lost

It’s always sad when a client passes away, but we’re truly grateful that we were able give them nutrition and comfort at the end of their lives. We will miss Donald M., James D., Sergio G., Francisco S. and Jennifer S.


Natural Water the Natural Way

  Just because your water is clear does not mean it’s healthy! Many flavored water products are filled with sugar or artificial sweeteners. While drinking any form of water is more beneficial than choosing a soda, there is a way to drink delicious flavored water without consuming additives, make your own flavored water! There are limitless… Read the full article »