SAN DIEGO -- Mama’s Kitchen was awarded a $10,000 matching grant from the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation (SDHDF), for its AIDS Nutrition Program. The check was presented at Mama’s Kitchen’s Tree of Life event, honoring World AIDS Day.
“Hundreds of San Diego County residents rely on our HIV/AIDS Nutrition Program to provide their complete nutrition,” said Alberto Cortés, Executive Director of Mama’s Kitchen. “In the first eleven months of 2013, we delivered 267,543 meals free of charge to our neighbors who are vulnerable to hunger. With the support of organizations like the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation, we are able to deliver hot, home-cooked meals to folks who are ill with AIDS and unable to prepare meals for themselves and their children.”
Mama’s Kitchen was presented the matching grant award by SDHDF Board Secretary Chris Ward as part of the foundation’s matching grant challenge to HIV/AIDS service agencies that participated in this year’s AIDS Walk San Diego (AWSD). Mama’s Kitchen also responded to a matching grant challenge from AWSD and the San Diego LGBT Community Center, and received an additional $10,000 matching grant. To meet these matching grant challenges, Mama’s Kitchen reached out to volunteers, staff and supporters to raise $13,800 for its AWSD team.
The $20,000 in matching grant funds from the SDHDF and AWSD will help Mama’s Kitchen provide more than 6,600 nourishing meals to local men, women and children in need of nutrition. Established in 1990, Mama’s Kitchen provides three meals a day for every day of the year, free of charge, to San Diego County residents affected by HIV/AIDS or cancer.
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