Mama’s Pies Thanksgiving Bake Sale Returns Oct. 10

| October 8, 2022 | 0 Comments

The holidays will be here before we know it and with the giving season comes local nonprofit Mama’s Kitchen’s highly anticipated 18th Annual Mama’s Pies Thanksgiving Bake Sale.  The popular fundraiser helps raise critical funds needed for the nonprofit to continue to provide nutritional support to San Diego residents at risk of malnutrition due to HIV, cancer, congestive heart failure, type 2 diabetes, and chronic kidney disease.

For over three decades, Mama’s Kitchen has prepared and delivered nutritious meals to those in need, and has never turned away an eligible client. Established in 1990, Mama’s Kitchen started as a volunteer response to the AIDS epidemic, and now supports local residents with several different critical illnesses. And the need continues to grow.

“Although we’ve made it past the initial hardships of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re still seeing San Diego residents and families struggling to keep food on their tables due to inflation and other financial challenges,” says Alberto Cortés, CEO, Mama’s Kitchen. “Our annual Thanksgiving bake sale is one of our largest fundraisers, and this year the need to give is even greater to continue providing the nutritional support our clients need, giving them one less battle to face by providing what we know is the basic necessity of life: nutritious food.”

This year, Mama’s Kitchen will open online pie sales early for its Bread & Butter Club, a group of monthly donors that support the organization each month. To join the Bread & Butter Club to be eligible for pie pre-sale, visit to sign up.

Online pie sales for the general public will begin Monday, Oct. 17 and end on  Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022 or until sold out, whichever comes first. Pie flavors include pumpkin, traditional apple, pecan and Dutch apple, and are available for $32 each. Each pie sold allows Mama’s Kitchen to cook, prepare and deliver 12 nutritious meals to our neighbors battling critical illnesses. Buyers may select one of several drive-through public pickup sites throughout San Diego when placing their orders and can pick up their pies on Wednesday, Nov. 23, just in time for Thanksgiving dinner.

More information on this year’s fundraising efforts can also be found at or call 619-233-6262.

Mama’s Pies is a fun way to give back to those in need this holiday season.

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