Extravagant red rose bouquets, heart-shaped boxes filled with decadent chocolate truffles, fancy dinner outings. These are just a few of the many grandiose gestures that come to mind when we think of the day to celebrate love. A day to sweep your partner off their feet and show them your infinite and undying love to… Read the full article »
Nancy and Sandy Galentine’s
Nancy and Sandy are two close friends with a bond that has spanned half a century. They first met in Tierrasanta, a neighborhood in San Diego, California, and have been inseparable ever since. Nancy, a retired educator, spent her career shaping young minds as a kindergarten teacher and then went on to serve as a… Read the full article »
How Celebrate National Nonprofit Day
Every year, Mama’s Kitchen helps thousands of San Diegans who are vulnerable to hunger due to critical illness by providing medically tailored meals, nutrition counseling and pantry services – all at no cost. In fiscal year 2021, Mama’s Kitchen home delivered 599,938 medically tailored meals to individuals affected by cancer, HIV, type 2 diabetes, congestive… Read the full article »
2020 Volunteers of the Year
Congratulations to this year’s Volunteers of the Year! Thank you so much for the immeasurable value of work you’ve have done for Mama’s Kitchen and those fighting critical illnesses in San Diego. We can not thank you all enough, and want to let you all know that your dedication is essential to the work that… Read the full article »
Mama’s Kitchen would like to thank Stater Bros. Charities for their generous $3,000 “Harvesting Hope” grant. Throughout the months of November and December, Stater Bros. Supermarket accepts donations at the check stands to be distributed to Southern California nonprofit organizations. This year, Stater Bros. Charities donated over $500,000 to qualified food banks and… Read the full article »
What’s New at Mama’s Kitchen?
As we wrapped up the past year, Mama’s Kitchen celebrated the growth and expansion of our mission and recognition of food as medicine. With a small set of paid staff, it is no surprise that we rely on our wonderful volunteers to keep our mission thriving. Nancy Janus, a valued volunteer of over 17… Read the full article »
Mama’s Kitchen would like to express our sincerest gratitude to the Rob Benzon Foundation for their generous support. The mission of the Benzon Foundation is to provide unexpected help and hope to individuals in the San Diego community who are suffering from a personal catastrophic event, not of their making, who are in need of… Read the full article »
Mama’s Kitchen would like to thank Sharp HealthCare for their continued, multifaceted support of our mission. Doctors, nurses and case managers from throughout the Sharp HealthCare network refer eligible individuals to our programs. These professionals are often the first point of contact for diagnosis and treatment, and are best suited in assessing those vulnerable to… Read the full article »
Mama’s Kitchen Selected as Tacos Libertad’s Charity Beneficiary for the Month of October
MAMA’S KITCHEN SELECTED AS TACOS LIBERTAD’S CHARITY BENEFICIARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER Mama’s Kitchen Will Receive 100% of Proceeds from San Diego’s Charitable Taqueria San Diego, CA [September 29, 2017] – Mama’s Kitchen is thrilled to announce that they are partnering with San Diego-based restaurant collective, the Cohn Restaurant Group, to be featured as… Read the full article »
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 »
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 »
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.
Mama’s Day 2017 Raises $171,800
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Scatena Daniels Communications San Diego’s top chefs, restaurants and resorts return for monumental event benefitting Mama’s Kitchen, which supports San Diegans living with HIV/AIDS or cancer San Diego – May 22, 2017 – On the evening of Friday, May 12, approximately 600 attendees filled the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at… 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 »
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 »
San Diego County Employees’ Charitable Organization (CECO) Since 1956, the San Diego County Employees’ Charitable Organization CECO has stimulated interest and generous support among the employees and retirees of the County of San Diego Superior Court, through organized community campaigns to benefit health, recreation, and human care organizations. CECO has supported Mama’s Kitchen since 1994,… 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 »
Sycuan Supports Mama’s Kitchen
Mama’s Kitchen would like to send our sincerest thanks to the team at Sycuan Casino for their tremendous day of service. In February, a team of over 20 Sycuan Casino Team Members volunteered their time in our kitchen to prepare food items for our meal deliveries. The team even provided a catered lunch as a… Read the full article »