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 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 »


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 »


Mama’s Meal Services – February 2017

Mama’s Kitchen continues to fill a need in our community by providing free hot, nutritious meals to men, women and children who are affected by AIDS or cancer. We offer 11 different meal plans to meet our clients’ nutritional requirements, and our meals are lovingly prepared and hand-delivered by hundreds of dedicated volunteers. Mama’s Pantry… 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 »


Letter from a client

When I got here three years ago I had no food and no money. And I was very hungry for about 3 weeks. I didn’t know where to turn for food, with this illness. Then I heard about Mama’s Kitchen. It helped save my life. I’m so grateful for Mama’s Kitchen. How they do it… Read the full article »


Letter from a Client

“Before I started receiving Mama’s Kitchen I didn’t know where my next meal was coming from and I was 20 lbs. underweight. I had no energy and was under constant stress. Just knowing there is food in my fridge and cabinets has given me great relief. I have since gained 20 lbs. I hadn’t even… 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 »


Mama’s Meal Services

Mama’s Kitchen helps people in our community who are struggling with AIDS or cancer get a second chance at life by providing 100% recommended daily nutrition to them during their illness. Often when illness strikes, our clients have nowhere to turn and are too sick to shop and cook for themselves and their children. In… Read the full article »


Our Newest Program: Medical Nutrition Therapy

  Food is Medicine Maintaining nutritional health is important to the overall health and immune system function for people living with HIV/AIDS. Many HIV-related conditions affect, and are affected by, the body’s nutritional status. To meet the nutritional needs of our clients, in 2016 Mama’s Kitchen began offering Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT). Designed to educate… Read the full article »


Remembering Those We’ve Lost

It is a great honor to have been able to provide comfort and hope to our clients who’ve battled critical illness at the end of their lives. While they are no longer physically with us, their spirit is always with us. Our deepest condolences to the families and friends of Francis R., Rita B., Lisa… Read the full article »


Letter from a Client

“I have been very grateful. Your meal deliveries kept me from starving. I lost over 50 lbs. in three months and have mobility problems. At one point, I had zero income, and because I was late sending in a bank statement it took me three months to get my food stamps. Mama’s Kitchen has been… Read the full article »