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 »


Pie in the Sky – A Sweet Success!

Thank you to all the volunteers, bakers, and sponsors, along with individuals and team sellers for their amazing energy and dedication to our Pie in the Sky bake sale. With the community’s united efforts, we surpassed our goal and raised over $127,000 which helps ensure individuals who are living with AIDS or cancer have hot… Read the full article »


This Holiday, Donate to our Virtual Food Drive

  If you’d like to donate food or host a food drive, why not do it online? It’s easy, and by donating to Mama’s Virtual Food Drive, you can take advantage of our wholesale bulk buying power. That means your donation dollars go further, and your ability to help those in need is increased. Mama’s… 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 »


Join Us for World AIDS Day, December 1st

Each year, Mama’s Kitchen and Village Hillcrest commemorate World AIDS Day by recognizing and remembering those affected by AIDS, as well as the ongoing leadership efforts made to end the epidemic. It is an evening of special memories, singing and sharing, and a candle lighting to honor those affected by AIDS. Join us at our… Read the full article »


Calendar of Events: November – December 2016

Tuesday, November 1: Volunteer Orientation, 4-5 p.m. at Mama’s Kitchen Saturday, November 5: All-levels yoga class at Mosaic Yoga, 6:30 p.m. All donations benefit Mama’s Kitchen. If you’re unable to make the class, you can contribute at https://goo.gl/gT1GJh Thursday November 17: Volunteer Orientation, 4-5 p.m. at Mama’s Kitchen Saturday, November 12: Pie Box-Making Party at Mama’s Kitchen… 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 »


In Memoriam

Our clients inspire us with their courage and strength during their struggle with critical illness. Our condolences to the friends and family of our clients who have recently passed, including Stanley P. and Steve G.


A Message from the Executive Director – Fall 2016

The absence of a consistent source of nutritious food triggers the vicious cycle of poor nutrition, worsening health, increased healthcare costs, increased poverty, and a less happy life. The nutrition services provided by Mama’s Kitchen can actually improve the lives for our clients with HIV or cancer. They are more likely to live independently, better… 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 »


A Recipe For Love

Every ingredient that goes into our Pie in the Sky Thanksgiving Bake Sale is inspired by love. Pies are lovingly baked and donated by award-winning chefs, bakeries, and restaurants. Then, our generous community sponsors and underwriters provide critical financial support and media support. Lastly, our sweet and dedicated volunteers do everything from selling pies, assembling… Read the full article »


PROTEIN: 101

What is Protein? The word “protein” may conjure up thoughts of steak, soy or the latest high-protein, weight loss diet. Yet protein is not a food, but a necessary macronutrient that the body uses to build lean muscle, synthesize hormones, grow hair and nails, and maintain organs. Proteins are made up of building blocks, called… Read the full article »


Thank you to our AIDS Walk Team!

A big thank you to all the supporters who joined Mama’s Kitchen team for the 2016 AIDS Walk/Run San Diego! Our team raised over $5,300, a portion of which will be matched by grant funds. AIDS Walk/Run San Diego is a community event hosted by the LGBT Center where we gather to remember the many… Read the full article »


Letter from a Client

To all of Mama’s Kitchen, I can’t begin to thank all of you for all you do for me and others. You don’t know how much it helps, one less thing to worry about. I thank God for putting you in my life on the end of my journey. I will be eternally grateful. I… 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 »