Sycuan Donates $25,000 to Mama’s Kitchen

May 26, 2021

Pictured: Alberto Cortes, CEO, Mama’s Kitchen and LaShunna Davidson, Tribal Treasurer, Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation 

Sycuan Casino Resort proudly presented a $25,000 donation to Mama’s Kitchen in support of the Annual Mama’s Day Fundraiser.

The Mama’s Kitchen annual fundraiser is held every year to raise critical funds needed to deliver three medically tailored nutritional meals a day, seven days a week, free of charge for local individuals and families vulnerable to hunger due to HIV, cancer or other critical illnesses, including congestive heart failure, type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease.

This year, Mama’s Kitchen raised more than $47,000, which will provide 9,400 meals to San Diegans in need. 

“We are proud to partner with Mama’s Kitchen once again to help raise much-needed funds for their vital meal services,” said Cody Martinez, chairman, Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation. “Sycuan has supported Mama’s Kitchen for more than two decades and we continue to be inspired by the incredible work that this organization does throughout the entire San Diego region. Thank you for making such a positive difference in the lives of our community’s most vulnerable and we are honored to continue to support this very important mission.”

Pictured: Mama’s Kitchen volunteers prep hundreds of meals for delivery.


Mama’s Kitchen strives to provide nutritional support to San Diego residents at risk of malnutrition due to critical illness such as HIV, cancer, congestive heart failure and type 2 diabetes, and chronic kidney disease. Together with hundreds of volunteers, businesses, and community supporters, Mama’s Kitchen strives to help our clients stay healthy, preserve their dignity, and keep their families together by providing, medically tailored home-delivered meals, along with pantry services and nutrition education – all at no cost.

For more information about Mama’s Kitchen or to learn how you can get involved, please visit