Mama's Kitchen

Mama's Kitchen is the only organization in San Diego County delivering breakfast, lunch and dinner to women, men, and children vulnerable to hunger due to HIV, cancer, or other critical illnesses, for every day of the year, on a county-wide basis, free of charge. Founded in 1990, Mama's Kitchen delivers nourishment, hope and a helping hand to people battling hunger, isolation and a life-threatening illness. In addition, Mama's Kitchen provides a free pantry program for low-income, HIV positive people who are strong enough to provide for themselves, but who cannot afford to purchase groceries regularly. Mama's Kitchen is committed to fighting HIV/AIDS and cancer through the power of nutrition. Approximately 800 volunteers join 12 paid employees to provide health and hope to an estimated 1,400 San Diego County residents annually.

Charity Navigator Ratings

Overall Rating

(3/4)|85.24 Score


(2/4)|79.14 Score

Accountability & Transparency

(4/4)|100 Score



Headquarter Address

3960 Home Avenue
San Diego, CA 92105