Sycuan Presents $25,000 to Mama’s Kitchen

August 25, 2020

This week, Sycuan Casino Resort proudly presented a $25,000 donation match to Mama’s Kitchen. In July, Sycuan had pledged to match all donations dollar-for-dollar up to $25,000 to support Mama’s Kitchen’s Emergency Response Fund.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mama’s Kitchen has experienced a significant increase in demand for its Home Delivery Meal Service. With the increased demand, the organization is facing increased costs to care for community members, which is why the Emergency Response Fund was created.

“As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge our community, many San Diegans are still fearful of leaving their homes, including our clients who are most vulnerable to devastating effects of coronavirus,” says Alberto Cortés, CEO, Mama’s Kitchen. “We’re honored to once again have the support of Sycuan Casino Resort to help us raise critical funds to provide our neighbors the nutrition they need during these uncertain times. Sycuan Casino Resort and the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation have been dedicated supporters of Mama’s Kitchen and our local community for many years. As our team continues to work to ensure our clients never have to worry about where their next meal is coming from, we are grateful for the generous dedication of community partners like Sycuan that we can continue our work to keep our clients safe at home.”

“We have been proud supporters of Mama’s Kitchen for more than two decades,” said Cody J. Martinez, Chairman, Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation. “Right now more than ever, Mama’s Kitchen needs our support. Sycuan  pledged $25,000 to the Emergency Response Fund and we hope that many more people will consider donating to this incredible cause, so that our critically ill neighbors can get the nutritious meals that they need.”

About Mama’s Kitchen

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

A few of Mama’s Kitchen initiatives include:

  • Home Delivery Meal Service – each year Mama’s delivers over 300,000 meals to more than 600 clients
    • Since the formation of Mama’s Kitchen in 1990 they have delivered more than 9 million meals
  • Nutrition Education Service – Free workshops who teach skills for a healthier lifestyle through a proper diet and best nutrition practices
  • Emergency Food Assistance – provided more than 500 emergency food assistance program bags to HIV positive and emergent crisis clients residing in San Diego County

For more information about Mama’s Kitchen and to find out how you can get involved, please visit