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 »


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 »


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.


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 »


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 »


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 »


Join Us at the San Diego Pride Parade

Plan to walk with Mama’s Kitchen in the San Diego Pride Parade on July 15, 2017! We don’t have our exact location in the parade line-up yet, but will post it when it becomes available. You’re invited to join us, so come be part of the fun! The annual San Diego Pride Parade is among… Read the full article »


RMD Group Supports Mama with a Virtual Food Drive

Mama’s Kitchen would like thank our friends at RMD Group for a hosting a virtual food drive to support our pantry service! Mama’s Kitchen’s pantry service helps provide lifesaving nutrition to San Diegans who are low-income and living with HIV/AIDS. Unlike other food banks and pantries, we offer perishable foods such as fresh ground beef,… Read the full article »


A Message from the Executive Director – Winter 2017

Our experience at Mama’s Kitchen during the holiday season is an affirming one. It’s one that leaves us feeling an overwhelming sense of gratitude for the expressions of generosity witnessed at this time: Food drives that support Mama’s Pantry; Financial gifts that support all of Mama’s services; and Volunteers that are eager to support the… Read the full article »


A Good Friend to Mama

Mama’s Kitchen would like to thank Swinerton and the Swinerton Foundation for their generous support throughout 2016! This year, Swinerton volunteers spent several afternoons in our kitchen preparing vegetable and snack items for our Home-Delivered Meals Service. These items are staples of our meal deliveries and help us provide a fresh and diverse menu to… Read the full article »


Pie in the Sky – A Sweet Success!

Thank you to all the volunteers, bakers, and sponsors, along with individuals and team sellers for their amazing energy and dedication to our Pie in the Sky bake sale. With the community’s united efforts, we surpassed our goal and raised over $127,000 which helps ensure individuals who are living with AIDS or cancer have hot… Read the full article »


The Normal Heart at Ion Theatre to Benefit Mama’s Kitchen

Mama’s Kitchen is teaming up with the Ion Theatre for a special performance of The Normal Heart on November 30th. 10% of all Nov. 30 ticket sales will be donated to Mama’s Kitchen, and you’ll have a chance to hear our Executive Director, Alberto Cortés, speak before the show. The Normal Heart runs from Nov…. Read the full article »


Join Us for World AIDS Day, December 1st

Each year, Mama’s Kitchen and Village Hillcrest commemorate World AIDS Day by recognizing and remembering those affected by AIDS, as well as the ongoing leadership efforts made to end the epidemic. It is an evening of special memories, singing and sharing, and a candle lighting to honor those affected by AIDS. Join us at our… Read the full article »


Bring Warm Holiday Spirit to Our Neighbors Battling Illness

Celebrate the spirit of giving with your friends and family and help Mama’s Kitchen feed our sick clients who are in need and often alone during the holidays. There are lots of ways that you can have fun while making a difference in the lives of homebound and critically ill neighbors: Buy or sell Thanksgiving pies… Read the full article »


A Recipe For Love

Every ingredient that goes into our Pie in the Sky Thanksgiving Bake Sale is inspired by love. Pies are lovingly baked and donated by award-winning chefs, bakeries, and restaurants. Then, our generous community sponsors and underwriters provide critical financial support and media support. Lastly, our sweet and dedicated volunteers do everything from selling pies, assembling… Read the full article »