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 »


Letter from a Client

“I was going through chemo and radiation treatment. I was in bed for weeks. I could not do a thing, let alone fixing myself something to eat. I don’t have many visitors so I look forward to those few minutes when my food is dropped off by Mama’s family of volunteers for a few minutes… Read the full article »


Calendar of Events: August – November 2016

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 »


Meal Services – July 2016

Thanks to the generosity of our community, Mama’s Kitchen continues to fill a need in our community by providing free, nutritious meals to men, women and children who are affected by AIDS or cancer. We offer a variety of meal plans to meet our clients’ nutritional requirements, and our meals are lovingly prepared and hand-delivered… Read the full article »


Mama’s Kitchen Receives $40,000 Grant from Walmart Foundation

Mama’s Kitchen is proud to receive a $40,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program! The Walmart State Giving Program is focused on fighting hunger and improving nutrition, creating economic opportunities, and strengthening communities through local causes. The Walmart Foundation’s mission is to create opportunities so people can live better. They strive to make… Read the full article »


A Message from The Executive Director — Summer 2016

These are trying times. In recent weeks alone we have been made aware of acts of violence in Orlando, Dallas, Istanbul, St.Paul, Dhaka, Baton Rouge, and Nice. Let us also acknowledge the many more acts of violence not shared in our media outlets. In these times of violence, conflict, and division, we must encourage and… Read the full article »


Letter from a Client

“Before I started receiving Mama’s Kitchen I did not know where my next meal was coming from and I was 20 lbs. underweight and 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. and now… Read the full article »


Mama’s Meal Services – End of Fiscal Year 2016

Mama’s Kitchen continues to fill a need in our community by providing free, nutritious meals to men, women and children who are affected by AIDS or cancer. We offer a variety of 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 »


Medtronic Foundation Awards Mama’s Kitchen A Generous Health Access Grant

Mama’s Kitchen would like to thank the Medtronic Foundation for their generous support of our Home-Delivered Meal Service. The Medtronic Foundation has provided a two-year Health Access Grant in the amount of $50,000 to Mama’s Kitchen in recognition of our continued commitment to improve access to healthcare in San Diego County. This contribution will provide… Read the full article »


Supporting Mama

We have an awesome group of supporters who raise funds for us, donate, collect food for Mama’s Pantry, and volunteer here at the Kitchen. We applaud every single one of them and encourage you to join us and help feed our neighbors who are affected by AIDS or cancer.


21st Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser Benefitting Mama’s Kitchen

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 21st Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser Benefitting Mama’s Kitchen The fundraiser will help Mama’s Kitchen continue its mission to deliver meals to San Diego community members affected by AIDS/HIV or Cancer SAN DIEGO – June 16, 2016 –Park & Rec in University Heights hosts and presents Mama’s Kitchen’s 21st Annual Wine Tasting… Read the full article »


Nourishing Children: The Sundt Foundation

Mama’s Kitchen would like to thank the Sundt Foundation for their generous support of Mama’s Kitchen’s Children Nutritional Health Program. This program serves the children of our Home-Delivered Meal Service clients who are vulnerable to hunger because their parent is simply too ill from AIDS or cancer to shop for and prepare nutritious food. By… Read the full article »


Remembering Those We’ve Lost

Our clients inspire us with their courage and strength. We remember them with fondness, and will miss them going forward. We say goodbye to Miguel M., Ramon G., Alfredo L., David G., Kelly F., Eric B., John B., Tony S and Steve G.


Great Grains

Oatmeal is made of oat groats that have either been ground, crushed, steel-cut, or rolled. Ground oats are also called “white oats”. Steel-cut oats are known as “coarse oatmeal” or “Irish oatmeal”. Oats are one of the highest-protein whole grains, and their vitamin and mineral content can’t be beat. 1 cup of cooked oats has:… Read the full article »


Mama’s Meal Services — May 2016

Mama’s Kitchen is dedicated to providing essential nutrition to those struggling with AIDS or cancer in our community. We strive to give critically ill people a second chance at life. For some, illness strikes and they have nowhere to turn. Often they are too weak or too sick to shop and prepare meals for themselves… Read the full article »


Advances against HIV made, but there’s more to do

By Alberto Cortés, Executive Director of Mama’s Kitchen This article originally appeared in the San Diego Union Tribune Nov. 27, 2015  An estimated 1.2 million people are living with HIV in the United States. We know that as a result of advances in treatment in the form of effective antiretroviral therapy, life expectancy of people… Read the full article »