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Mama's Kitchen To Deliver 7 Millionth Meal Wednesday

The nonprofit that provides food to HIV/AIDS and cancer patients is scheduled to deliver its 7 millionth meal Wednesday.

Mama's Kitchen executive director Alberto Cortes and San Diego County Supervisor Ron Roberts will deliver a meal to an HIV/AIDS patient, identified only as Carol, who has been a client for several years.

According to the organization, the woman also has three herniated discs and, after three back operations, moves very slowly and is unable to shop for herself.


Last year, volunteers with the 24-year-old nonprofit delivered more than 353,000 meals for 622 clients. Three meals per day, seven days a week, are delivered at no charge.

Mama's Kitchen began its meal service to HIV/AIDS victims in 1990 and had 26 clients by the end of that year. The 1 millionth delivery came in 1999; the 6 millionth came in 2012.

The organization moved to an expanded meal preparation facility in City Heights three years ago.