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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Calendar of Events – August-November

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 »


Looking Forward to Pie

Even though it’s still summer, the Fall months will be here before you know it. The scent of pie will be wafting through the halls of Mama’s Kitchen, and our Pie in the Sky fundraiser will be in full swing! Each year, generous bakers donate apple, pumpkin, pecan and Dutch apple pies that are sold… Read the full article »