Enjoy Your Food, But Eat Less

  Take your time when you eat, enjoy the taste and textures. Use hunger and fullness cues to recognize when to eat and when you’ve had enough. Use a smaller plate to help with portion control. Choose more vegetables, fruits, whole grains and fat-free or 1% milk and dairy products. Sip smarter and drink water… Read the full article »


Kaiser Permanente Volunteers Support Mama’s Kitchen

Mama’s Kitchen would like to thank Kaiser Permanente for their ongoing event and volunteer support. Kaiser Permanente believes in improving the health of our neighbors through the power of teamwork and the KPCares program. In addition to referring eligible participants to our programs, employees from Kaiser Permanente have volunteered to help prepare vegetable bags and… Read the full article »


Thank You Starbucks and the Starbucks Pride Alliance

Mama’s Kitchen would like to thank Starbucks and the Starbucks Pride Alliance for their continued volunteer support. Since last Fall, several individual Starbucks stores, corporate office employees, and the Starbucks Pride Alliance has volunteered their time at Mama’s Kitchen. Volunteers have help us prepare food items for Home-Delivered Meal Service Deliveries. Thank you so much!


San Diego’s Original Tasting Event, Mama’s Day, Celebrates 25 Years — Tasting extravaganza fundraiser presented by Nordstrom and hosted by Sycuan; Sam “The Cooking Guy” Zien returns as culinary host for eighth consecutive year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Arika Daniels / Suzy Garcia 619-232-0222 / 949-338-6672 arika@scatenadaniels.com / suzy@scatenadaniels.com (Contact details not for public distribution) San Diego’s Original Tasting Event, Mama’s Day, Celebrates 25 Years Tasting extravaganza fundraiser presented by Nordstrom and hosted by Sycuan; Sam “The Cooking Guy” Zien returns as culinary host for eighth consecutive year… Read the full article »


Mama’s Reaches a New Milestone: 8 Million Meals Delivered!

On March 30, 2016, Mama’s reached another huge milestone. We delivered our eight MILLIONTH meal! That means 8,000,000 meals to people affected by AIDS or cancer who are too sick to cook for themselves or their families. Ron Roberts, Chairman of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, and Mama’s Kitchen Executive Director Alberto Cortés… Read the full article »


Save the Date for Our Annual Wine Tasting–Tues. August 2

Join the fun on Tuesday, August 2 at our annual Wine Tasting, hosted by Park and Rec. Enjoy sparkling, white, and red wine pours throughout the evening, while munching on delicious tray passed hors d’ouevres. It’s a delightful evening of fun, friends and fabulous tastes. You’ll also have a chance to play our popular ring… Read the full article »


Spring Is Here and Mama Is Celebrating!

Every May for the past 25 years, Mama’s Kitchen has hosted Mama’s Day, San Diego’s premiere restaurant tasting and the Kitchen’s largest fundraiser of the year. Over 55 accomplished chefs join us to offer distinctive tastings to our guests, for an evening of food, fun and laughter. See the list of participating restaurants. This year… Read the full article »


REP Your Pride

REP Your Pride this Wednesday Mar. 23 at 7:00 p.m. at the San Diego Repertory Theatre R. Buckminster Fuller: THE HISTORY (and Mystery) OF THE UNIVERSE. It’s a one-man tour-de-force that showcases the life, work and writings of one of the most remarkable minds of the 20th century. Buckminster Fuller, the Leonardo da Vinci of Our… Read the full article »


Letter from A Client

“I was diagnosed with HIV in 1982. I spent my whole life dreading becoming disabled and prayed that I would never need to ask for help from ssi or any other services. After suffering a heart attack from the HIV medications, I found myself in need of help and on ssi. I was having trouble… Read the full article »


March Happenings

Sunday, March 6:  Mama’s Pantry Food Drive at Ralph’s Hillcrest & Mission Valley Stores Thursday, March 10:   Volunteer Orientation 4-5 pm at Mama’s Kitchen Thursday, March 17:   Sip & Support  4-9 pm at Vinaventi Tuesday, March 22:   Volunteer Orientation 4-5 pm at Mama’s Kitchen Wednesday, March 23:  San Diego Repertory Theatre’s REP… Read the full article »


Letter from a Client

In their words… “Before I knew about Mama’s Kitchen, I had just been diagnosed with AIDS. I weighed about 145 lbs and was supposed to be 180 lbs. The meals have helped me with the necessary nutrition and having balanced meals helped my health improve. Otherwise, I probably would have continued to waste away.” —J.K.


San Diego’s Original Tasting Event, Mama’s Day, Celebrates 25 Years

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Arika Daniels / Suzy Garcia Scatena Daniels Communications San Diego’s Original Tasting Event, Mama’s Day, Celebrates 25 Years Sam ‘The Cooking Guy’ Zien returns as Culinary Host for May 6 fundraising event; Tasting extravaganza fundraiser presented by Nordstrom and hosted by Sycuan EDITORS: To download high-resolution images for publicity purposes,… Read the full article »


Letter from a Client

“I started chemotherapy in May. Shortly thereafter I received my first Mama’s Kitchen bag, and boy did those homemade meals come in handy. I was wiped out and hurting from the chemo and couldn’t cook or even a trip to the store was too much the first 10 days after chemo. Without Mama’s Kitchen’s help,… Read the full article »


Drink Water, Not Soda!

Drink water instead of sugary drinks when you’re thirsty. Regular soda, sweet tea, energy, sports drinks, and other sweet drinks usually contain a lot of added sugar, which provides more calories than needed. Many 12-ounce cans of soda have 10 teaspoons of sugar in them. To maintain a healthy weight, sip water or other drinks… Read the full article »


A Message from the Executive Director

The year 2015 was full of accomplishment for Mama’s Kitchen. Our senior management team had the opportunity to step into the role of leading the organization (with much support from the board of directors) during a Fieldstone Foundation funded three-month sabbatical that I took between January and April, 2015. After thoughtful consideration, the board of… Read the full article »