Mama's Kitchen

San Diego, CA - 92105

Mama's Kitchen

3960 Home Avenue
San Diego, CA - 92105

Mamas Pantry is available to those who are HIV positive and whose income does not exceed $1,700 per month. Once a month, clients can visit Mamas Pantry and select their own non-perishable items such as cereals, pastas and canned goods from a wide selection. A limited number of perishable items, including meat, dairy, fresh fruit, and bread, are also available.

The Pantry is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is closed on Federal holidays.

A referral is not needed to receive services at the Pantry, but you must provide written proof of the following:

1) diagnosis of HIV positive or AIDS
2) income of $1,700 or less per month
3) San Diego County residency

Mission Statement

Mama’s Kitchen, a community-driven organization, believes that everyone is entitled to the basic necessity of life — nutritious food. Our nutrition services improve the lives of women, men, and children vulnerable to hunger due to HIV, cancer, or other critical illnesses. " *

*From the Mama's Kitchen website

Hours of Operation
  • Monday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday closed
  • Sunday closed

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2020-12-13 09:47:39

I am currently unemployed and I just moved to California. I am shuffling to make ends meet. I don’t have much and am trying to make sure my wife and I don’t go un-fed. I am struggling to find work because I had a lung embolism a couple of months ago and can’t do much at this time. I don’t have employment benefits yet.

2021-01-04 18:56:02

need food assistance

2021-02-15 12:51:12

I have no food at my house I receive medical and my income from last year was 2450.00

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