The Perishable bag contents 3.16EFA program provides:

  • up to twelve (12) weekly grocery bags in a twelve (12) month period each containing perishable and nonperishable food items sufficient to make up to 21 meals or one week of groceries.
  • also included is a list of suggested menu ideas using the bag contents set up in a weekly format.

Program Eligibility:

  • HIV+ residents of San Diego County are eligible.
  • Access to the EFA is through a referral from a County of San Diego case manager who completes the one page referral form and faxes it to Mama’s Kitchen.
  • There is no income restriction for eligibility.
  • All supporting documents are retained by the referring case manager.


  • Once a referral has been made, the client may pick up the EFA bags at Mama’s Kitchen Monday through Friday between 10am and 4pm.