SAN DIEGO — Alsco San Diego, a branch of linen and uniform rental services company Alsco Inc., recently donated to Mama’s Kitchen.
Mama’s Kitchen prepares and delivers medically tailored meals and nutrition services for San Diegans battling cancer, HIV or other critical illnesses who are unable to shop or cook for themselves.
This donation helps with the increased demand and accompanying costs for Mama’s Kitchen Home-Delivered Meal Service as a result of the current worldwide pandemic.
Several members of the Alsco San Diego Team adopted a route, which means that the team members rotate delivering meals each delivery day.
Since COVID-19 began, the board, staff and volunteers of Mama’s Kitchen have been working around the clock to continue providing meals to community members who are critically ill or immune compromised. In addition, there has been a drastic increase in the number of new clients who have joined the Mama’s Kitchen Home-Delivered Meal Service.
“We are incredibly grateful for Alsco’s generosity during these times of heightened need,” says Alberto Cortés, CEO of Mama’s Kitchen. “We are currently serving 63% more critically ill individuals than we were before the pandemic.
“Alsco’s contribution of both a financial gift and volunteer support by adopting delivery routes will help ensure we can continue to serve every qualified client in need. We are honored to partner with Alsco to keep our most at-risk community members healthy and safe.”
“We at Alsco take pride in partnering in our community and especially with Mama’s Kitchen,” says Annette Casemero, Alsco San Diego’s general manager. “Mama’s Kitchen goes above and beyond to provide food for those who are too sick to shop and cook for themselves, and our experience in service and delivery is a natural fit to provide support. We had a great opportunity to make the most of these challenging times during the COVID-19 crisis to rally our team in a rewarding community experience.
“Jenna Novotny and Mark Maddox did a top-notch job of making us feel like part of their team from the start with warmth and professionalism. Mark provided us with routes to deliver meals, and we were off. The ability to brighten someone’s day with a delivery and a kind word is beyond rewarding. We look forward to a long-term partnership with Mama’s Kitchen.”