Mama's Pantry, Mama's Kitchen

Mama's Pantry

General Information
Description of ServiceProvides the opportunity for people living with HIV/AIDS, who are strong enough to shop for food, to obtain fresh fruit, bread, meat, dairy, and non-perishable food items once a month. Emergency Food Assistance (EFA) provides up to twelve (12) weekly grocery bags in a twelve (12) month period each containing perishable and nonperishable food items sufficient to make up to 21 meals or one week of groceries. Also included is a list of suggested menu ideas using the bag contents set up in a weekly format.
Geographical AreaSan Diego County
Public TransportationBus Route 965
Facility/ADA AccessWheelchair Accessible.
Intake ProcedureMUST be referred by a case manager, client's cannot self-refer. Once a referral has been made, the client may pick up the EFA bags at Mama’s Kitchen Monday through Friday between 10am and 4pm. Case Manager or Case Workers may pick up EFA bags on behalf of a client by using the Designated Shopper form which is signed by the client.
Intake Requirements- Must provide documentation of AIDS or HIV diagnosis, proof of income, and proof of residency.
Client Information
Target PopulationIllness - AIDS
Intended ParticipantsAIDS, HIV Infections.
Age GroupAll Ages
Languages SpokenSpanish
Driver's LicenseNot Required
Eligibility- HIV+ residents of San Diego County are eligible.
- Access to the Emergency Food Assistance (EFA) is through a referral from a County of San Diego case manager who completes the one page referral form and faxes it to Mama’s Kitchen.
- There is no income restriction for eligibility.
- All supporting documents are retained by the referring case manager.
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesNo fees.
Hours of Operation 10:00 am-4:00 pm Monday-Friday
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Contact Information
Contact's Name Mr. Gigi Cantin
Contact's Position Director of Programs
Contact's Phone (619) 233-6262 ext. 121
Contact's Email
Physical Site Address 1 3960 Home Avenue
Physical Site City, State, Zip San Diego, CA 92105
Main Phone (619) 233-6262
Web Address
Additional Information
Last Complete Service Update Date02/06/2017
Breast Health ResourceNo
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Mama's Kitchen
Affiliated Program: Mama's Pantry
This Service: Mama's Pantry, Mama's Kitchen
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Ongoing Emergency Food Assistance (BD-1800.2000-640)