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 »


Mama’s Kitchen Kicks Off West Coast’s Largest Bake Sale Benefitting San Diegans Battling Critical Disease

Media Contact: Scatena Daniels Communications San Diego – Sept. 21, 2017 – Many of San Diego’s top pastry chefs, caterers and bakeries will donate hundreds of traditional Thanksgiving pies for the 2017 Mama’s Pie in the Sky Thanksgiving Bake Sale. The fundraiser, now in its 13th year, benefits Mama’s Kitchen, a community-driven organization that provides nutrition… Read the full article »


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Bookkeeper / Mama’s Kitchen OVERVIEW: 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. RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES: Perform all General Ledger functions Reconcile bank accounts,… 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 »


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 Healthier Way to Bake

Today’s healthy diet means cutting down on fat, not just calories. Yet, if you’re like most people, you still want to enjoy your favorite foods-especially delicious desserts- without sacrificing taste. Modern cooks have come up with solution to the question of how to achieve a balance between the delicious, satisfying food we love and our… 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 »


HIV and Your Diet: How to Get the Nutrition You Need

  Reprinted from Everyday Health High-fiber produce and anti-inflammatory omega-3s can help keep your immune system strong. By Kelly Mickle Medically Reviewed by Sanjai Sinha, MD Good nutrition is important for everyone, but when you’re living with HIV, a well-balanced diet can be especially valuable in helping you ward off other diseases while boosting your… 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 »


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 »


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 »


Calendar of Events: January – May 2017

January 26                       Volunteer Orientation, Mama’s Kitchen, 4-5 p.m. Jan. 20 – Feb. 19             Altar Boyz playing at Coronado Playhouse February 1 – 29               Month-of-Love – Host a Food Drive! February 9                       Volunteer Orientation, Mama’s Kitchen, 4-5 p.m. February 21                     Volunteer Orientation, Mama’s Kitchen, 10-11 a.m. May 12                             Mama’s… Read the full article »