The cancellation of the organization's annual Mama's Day fundraiser will cause a significant loss of revenue for Mama's Kitchen's programs.
The cancellation of Mama's Kitchen's annual Mama’s Day fundraiser due to the COVID-19 crisis is one of the hardest decisions the organization has ever made, especially during their 30th Anniversary year. Since 1991, Mama’s Day has been supported by dozens of San Diego’s best restaurants and chefs, attended by hundreds of local supporters, and touted as “the” foodie event of the year.
Unfortunately, canceling Mama’s Day leaves a gap in fundraising revenue for Mama's Kitchen, which anticipated this year’s event to bring in close to $200,000 in support of their programs. Additionally, the 56% growth in clients and meals served in response to the crisis have resulted in increased operation expenses.
Mama's Kitchen prepares and delivers nutritious meals for community members struggling with AIDS or cancer who are too sick to shop and cook for themselves. Together with hundreds of volunteers, businesses, and community supporters, Mama’s Kitchen strives to help its clients stay healthy, preserve their dignity, and keep their families together by providing free, culturally appropriate home-delivered meals, along with pantry services and nutrition education.
In celebration of the spirit of Mama’s Day, Mama's Kitchen is asking for community for its Emergency Response Fund, which will provide home-delivered meals to our clients in need. Donations of any amount are appreciated.
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