Thank You Starbucks and the Starbucks Pride Alliance

Mama’s Kitchen would like to thank Starbucks and the Starbucks Pride Alliance for their continued volunteer support. Since last Fall, several individual Starbucks stores, corporate office employees, and the Starbucks Pride Alliance has volunteered their time at Mama’s Kitchen. Volunteers have help us prepare food items for Home-Delivered Meal Service Deliveries. Thank you so much!


Mama’s Reaches a New Milestone: 8 Million Meals Delivered!

On March 30, 2016, Mama’s reached another huge milestone. We delivered our eight MILLIONTH meal! That means 8,000,000 meals to people affected by AIDS or cancer who are too sick to cook for themselves or their families. Ron Roberts, Chairman of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, and Mama’s Kitchen Executive Director Alberto Cortés… Read the full article »


Letter from A Client

“I was diagnosed with HIV in 1982. I spent my whole life dreading becoming disabled and prayed that I would never need to ask for help from ssi or any other services. After suffering a heart attack from the HIV medications, I found myself in need of help and on ssi. I was having trouble… Read the full article »


Letter from a Client

In their words… “Before I knew about Mama’s Kitchen, I had just been diagnosed with AIDS. I weighed about 145 lbs and was supposed to be 180 lbs. The meals have helped me with the necessary nutrition and having balanced meals helped my health improve. Otherwise, I probably would have continued to waste away.” —J.K.


Letter from a Client

“I started chemotherapy in May. Shortly thereafter I received my first Mama’s Kitchen bag, and boy did those homemade meals come in handy. I was wiped out and hurting from the chemo and couldn’t cook or even a trip to the store was too much the first 10 days after chemo. Without Mama’s Kitchen’s help,… Read the full article »


Referral Partner Breakfast

We enjoyed providing breakfast for our healthcare referral partners here at Mama’s Kitchen. Thank you all for your wonderful work and for making sure your clients are well taken care of.


Letter from a Client

In Their Words… “I had no money for food. They even provided me with a cart because I had to take the bus. They are always very friendly and helpful. Mama’s Kitchen has been a life-saver month after month!” –S.G., a Mama’s Pantry client


Letter from a Client

In Their Words… “Thank God I am blessed with all of you. About a year ago I was 98 lbs. and need to be 150. Today I’m 125 lbs. It’s hard for me to eat, especially solid food. But when I started to receive good food from Mama’s I gained 27 lbs. Thank you and… Read the full article »


Mama’s Meal Services

Mama’s Kitchen continues to fill a need in our community by providing hot, nutritious meals to men, women and children who are affected by AIDS or cancer, free of charge. 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…. Read the full article »


In Memoriam: Sally B. Thornton

Sally B. Thornton, accomplished businesswoman, philanthropist, and longtime donor and friend to Mama’s Kitchen, passed away June 12 at the age of 81. Sally B. was involved with many nonprofits and charitable organizations in different capacities, and was a shining example of people helping people by dedicating her life to philanthropy. She has been involved… Read the full article »


Mama’s Pantry Fun Facts

  In order to protect the compromised immune systems of our clients, our pantry follows specific guidelines. Mama’s Pantry opened in January 2004, and since that time we’ve had 41,619 shopping visits, providing food to 1,950 HIV+ low-income neighbors. We purchase 100% of the perishable food items and 75% of the nonperishable food items 25%… Read the full article »