Mama’s Kitchen is a community-driven organization that provides food and nutrition services to San Diego County residents who are vulnerable to hunger due to the debilitating effects of AIDS or cancer. Its signature home-delivered meal service distributes breakfast, lunch and dinner directly to clients — free of charge — every day of the year.
Sharp volunteers are needed to prepare snack and vegetable items for the next day’s meal deliveries. A video presentation and tour of the kitchen will also be included.
If you need to cancel your registration for this event,
please call 1-800-827-4277 Monday through Friday, 7 am to 7 pm, or log in to your account to cancel online.
There is plenty of street parking available next to Mama's Kitchen on Beech Street and Home Avenue.
Please make sure to provide a phone number when you register in case we have to call you with last-minute information.
Please account for and include the names of all guests during the registration process. To accomplish this online, please add as many guests as you will have to your registration basket before checkout.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time to allow plenty of time for parking and registration. Check in with the coordinator at the volunteer table when you arrive.
- Dress comfortably and wear closed-toe shoes and your Sharp Lends a Hand T-shirt. No tank tops, open-toe shoes, heels or sandals are permitted. Volunteers are encouraged to wear a hat, but if you don’t have one, a hair net will be provided.
- Please leave purses, jewelry and other valuables at home. Sharp HealthCare and Mama’s Kitchen will not be responsible for any missing personal belongings.
- Feel free to bring your own snacks and refreshments and eat in the designated areas.
How do I obtain a Sharp Lends a Hand T-shirt?
The Sharp Lends a Hand T-shirts are not event-specific, so if you have volunteered in a past event, you don't need to obtain another T-shirt. If you are volunteering for the first time, you may pick up your T-shirt at Spectrum by going to the second floor and following the signs to the T-shirt location. We have sizes ranging from child medium to adult XXXL.
The Spectrum building is open from 6 am to 6 pm and you must have your Sharp ID for access into the building. If you cannot come to Spectrum, please arrange to have a Sharp employee pick one up for you. Unfortunately, we cannot interoffice mail the shirts.
Can I bring my children?
Sharp HealthCare encourages our team members to bring their families to our volunteer events whenever possible. Due to safety reasons, children under the age of 14 may not volunteer for this event. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. To obtain a community service certificate for your child’s school, email Sharp Lends a Hand after the event.
For more information, please review the Mama’s Kitchen FAQs page on SharpNET or email Sharp Lends a Hand.