A Message from the Executive Director

  Mama’s Kitchen, as part of the California Food is Medicine Coalition, will be implementing a three year state-funded pilot project that will provide medically tailored meals to San Diego Medi-Cal patients living with congestive heart failure. This project will demonstrate the cost-effectiveness of covering customized nutritional support as an essential health benefit through Medi-Cal,… 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 »


Foundation Highlight

Mama’s Kitchen would like to express our sincerest gratitude to the Rob Benzon Foundation for their generous support. The mission of the Benzon Foundation is to provide unexpected help and hope to individuals in the San Diego community who are suffering from a personal catastrophic event, not of their making, who are in need of… Read the full article »


Corporate Highlight

Mama’s Kitchen would like to thank Sharp HealthCare for their continued, multifaceted support of our mission. Doctors, nurses and case managers from throughout the Sharp HealthCare network refer eligible individuals to our programs. These professionals are often the first point of contact for diagnosis and treatment, and are best suited in assessing those vulnerable to… Read the full article »


Letter from a Client

“Mama’s Kitchen helped me when I most needed it. I had to use all my money on paying rent and bills. I am living by myself and had to get $200 from my family members. So then [a social worker] told me about you… I started to eat nutritional food. I was eating beans and… Read the full article »


Mama’s Kitchen Selected as Tacos Libertad’s Charity Beneficiary for the Month of October

MAMA’S KITCHEN SELECTED AS TACOS LIBERTAD’S CHARITY BENEFICIARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER Mama’s Kitchen Will Receive 100% of Proceeds from San Diego’s Charitable Taqueria San Diego, CA [September 29, 2017] – Mama’s Kitchen is thrilled to announce that they are partnering with San Diego-based restaurant collective, the Cohn Restaurant Group, to be featured as… Read the full article »


Last Martini Standing 4 – Thank You!

The 4th Annual Last Martini Standing event was a spirited success! The event raised over $4,200 for Mama’s Kitchen, which will go directly towards providing meals for our neighbors battling critical illnesses. Over 130 attendees were able to sample signature martinis, vote for their favorites (the coffee-vodka martini was a surprising front-runner!) and cheer on… Read the full article »


Mama’s Kitchen Kicks Off West Coast’s Largest Bake Sale Benefitting San Diegans Battling Critical Disease

Media Contact: Scatena Daniels Communications San Diego – Sept. 21, 2017 – Many of San Diego’s top pastry chefs, caterers and bakeries will donate hundreds of traditional Thanksgiving pies for the 2017 Mama’s Pie in the Sky Thanksgiving Bake Sale. The fundraiser, now in its 13th year, benefits Mama’s Kitchen, a community-driven organization that provides nutrition… Read the full article »


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Bookkeeper / Mama’s Kitchen OVERVIEW: 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. RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES: Perform all General Ledger functions Reconcile bank accounts,… 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 »


Calendar of Events: October – December 2017

Monday, October 9 – Pie in the Sky Bake Sale kicks off Sunday, November 5 – Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Wednesday, November 15 – Katie’s Healing Kitchen Pop-up Dinner  – 5:00 p.m. – Belching Beaver Brewery, North Park Sunday, November 19 – Last day to order a Pie From Mama’s Pie in… 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 »


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 »