Help Wanted! Mama’s Kitchen Seeks Volunteer Drivers in North San Diego County

Help Wanted! Mama’s Kitchen Seeks Volunteer Drivers in North San Diego County
April, 2015 Client News
SAN DIEGO – April 23, 2015 – Mama’s Kitchen, a non-profit meal delivery service dedicated to providing meals 365 days a year to San Diegans affected by AIDS or cancer, needs volunteers to deliver meals to clients who live in North County San Diego.
“We had an influx of volunteer help during the holiday season when community support is at its peak,” says Bill Patten, director of programs, Mama’s Kitchen. “However, our daily deliveries continue each day of the year regardless of season and we need just as much help now as we do in December. We could sure use some extra wheels to deliver meals to our clients, especially in North County.”

In 2014, Mama’s Kitchen provided 355,527 meals to 590 individuals affected by HIV/AIDS or cancer including minor dependent children. 67 percent of these individuals were affected by HIV/AIDS and 33 percent by cancer. The minor dependent children of our HIV/AIDS clients equaled 9 percent and those of our cancer clients 36 percent.

North County based delivery volunteers will report on Wednesdays and Fridays to serve clients in Carlsbad, Oceanside and Vista. The meals will be available for pick up at 2:45 p.m. at St. Patrick Church (3821 Adams Street, Carlsbad) for delivery to our clients between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. All route drivers are given specific driving instructions from house to house and a map of the neighborhood identifying each stop. Drivers must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver license and car insurance.

The next volunteer orientation will be held Tuesday, May 26, 2015 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Mama’s Kitchen located at 3960 Home Ave., San Diego, Calf. 92105.

For more information about North County volunteer opportunities, please call Bill Patten, director of programs, at (619) 233-6262 or bill@mamaskitchen.org.

About Mama’s Kitchen 

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Mama’s Kitchen was founded when volunteers from the AIDS Assistance Fund discovered that many of their clients were becoming too ill to take care of themselves. They realized that a reliable home meal delivery service was needed to ensure that these individuals would continue to receive nutritious, life-sustaining food. In 2004, Mama’s Pantry was opened, to provide individuals with HIV/AIDS who are able to prepare meals the opportunity to supplement their nutritional needs. Mama’s Kitchen has served over seven million meals since it was founded and has never turned away a client who qualified for our services. Our commitment to our clients remains unchanged. Today, the organization has expanded its service to San Diegans affected by either AIDS or cancer. Mama’s Kitchen provides three meals a day, for every day of the year, free of charge, to approximately 350 men, women, and children in San Diego County. Learn more and make a donation at www.mamaskitchen.org. Follow Mama’s Kitchen on Facebook and Twitter.