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 »