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 »


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 »


In Memoriam

Our clients inspire us with their courage and strength during their struggle with critical illness. Our condolences to the friends and family of our clients who have recently passed, including Stanley P. and Steve G.


A Message from the Executive Director – Fall 2016

The absence of a consistent source of nutritious food triggers the vicious cycle of poor nutrition, worsening health, increased healthcare costs, increased poverty, and a less happy life. The nutrition services provided by Mama’s Kitchen can actually improve the lives for our clients with HIV or cancer. They are more likely to live independently, better… Read the full article »


Meal Services – September 2016

Mama’s Kitchen helps people in our community who are struggling with AIDS or cancer get a second chance at life by providing 100% 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. It’s our mission… 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 »


Thank you to our AIDS Walk Team!

A big thank you to all the supporters who joined Mama’s Kitchen team for the 2016 AIDS Walk/Run San Diego! Our team raised over $5,300, a portion of which will be matched by grant funds. AIDS Walk/Run San Diego is a community event hosted by the LGBT Center where we gather to remember the many… Read the full article »


Letter from a Client

To all of Mama’s Kitchen, I can’t begin to thank all of you for all you do for me and others. You don’t know how much it helps, one less thing to worry about. I thank God for putting you in my life on the end of my journey. I will be eternally grateful. I… Read the full article »


Letter from a Client

“..I wanted to write you a few lines on behalf of my son, David. …This service he has been receiving now for quite some time has been and is a Godsend! About two years ago, I was beginning to think that would be his last. Now there has been great improvement in him since being… Read the full article »


Fundraise for Mama!

  We’re thankful for our supporters who fundraise for us–they make a big difference in the lives of critically ill people in our community. Mama’s Kitchen relies on donations from our supporters to help fund our programs and bring our mission to life. We’re making it a whole lot easier (and more fun!) for anybody… Read the full article »


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Mama’s Kitchen Inc. JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Job Title:         Director of Development Reports to:      Executive Director Status:             Full-time, Exempt Mama’s Kitchen is a nonprofit organization that believes that everyone is entitled to the basic necessity of life: nutritious food.  As a community driven organization, Mama’s Kitchen provides nutrition support to men, women, and children affected by… Read the full article »


Letter from a Client

“I was going through chemo and radiation treatment. I was in bed for weeks. I could not do a thing, let alone fixing myself something to eat. I don’t have many visitors so I look forward to those few minutes when my food is dropped off by Mama’s family of volunteers for a few minutes… Read the full article »


Calendar of Events: August – November 2016

Tuesday, August 23: Volunteer Orientation, 4-5 p.m. at Mama’s Kitchen Wednesday, September 7: Volunteer Orientation, 10-11 a.m. at Mama’s Kitchen Tuesday, September 20: Volunteer Orientation, 4-5 p.m. at Mama’s Kitchen Saturday, September 24: Join Mama’s Kitchen’s team at AIDS Walk Monday, October 10-Sunday November 20: Mama’s Pie in the Sky Thanksgiving Bake Sale Saturday, October 15: ‘MONSTERS… Read the full article »


Register for AIDS Walk/Run with Mama’s Kitchen’s Team

Mama’s Kitchen will join efforts with hundreds of local fundraising runners, walkers and teams for AIDS Walk & Run on Saturday, Sept. 24. This year our team will be eligible for matching grant funds from the event! Funds from AIDS Walk & Run will support 15 HIV/AIDS community based service providers, including Mama’s Kitchen! And… Read the full article »


Meal Services – July 2016

Thanks to the generosity of our community, Mama’s Kitchen continues to fill a need in our community by providing free, nutritious meals to men, women and children who are affected by AIDS or cancer. We offer a variety of meal plans to meet our clients’ nutritional requirements, and our meals are lovingly prepared and hand-delivered… Read the full article »


A Message from The Executive Director — Summer 2016

These are trying times. In recent weeks alone we have been made aware of acts of violence in Orlando, Dallas, Istanbul, St.Paul, Dhaka, Baton Rouge, and Nice. Let us also acknowledge the many more acts of violence not shared in our media outlets. In these times of violence, conflict, and division, we must encourage and… Read the full article »