Mama’s Kitchen Looking for ‘Extreme Couponers’ to Participate in Contest to Fill Shelves at Mama’s Pantry

Mama’s Kitchen Looking for ‘Extreme Couponers’ to Participate in Contest to Fill Shelves at Mama’s Pantry
February, 2012 Client News

San Diego – Feb. 8, 2012 – Mama’s Kitchen announces a first-of-its-kind “Coupon Wars” contest to help fill the shelves at Mama’s Pantry with nutritious non-perishable food items. Between now and April 3, 2012, the public is encouraged to use coupons to purchase any of the items on the Mama’s Pantry Wish List and then bring the food and their receipts to Mama’s Pantry for counting and verification. The winner who saves the most amount of money using coupons wins the “Coupon Crown” and two tickets to Mama’s Day, San Diego’s premiere restaurant tasting fundraiser on May 11, 2012.

Mama’s Pantry, a service of Mama’s Kitchen, provides a nutritional shopping opportunity at no cost for men, women and children of San Diego County affected by HIV/AIDS. Clients come to the pantry once a month to select their own non-perishable items such as cereals, pastas, and canned goods from a wide inventory. Established in 2004, the Mama’s Pantry service is designed to meet the needs of low income individuals with HIV/AIDS who can benefit from occasional nutritional support to maintain their health and stretch their food budget.
Mama’s Kitchen’s “Coupon Wars” contest rules are:
  • Purchase any foods listed on the Mama’s Pantry wish list. The wish list may be downloaded from their website at Non-perishable food donation recommendations include the following: canned tuna or salmon, boxes of cereal, bottles of cooking oil, jars of peanut butter, jars of jelly, bags of rice, packages of dried beans, spaghetti sauce, canned goods (fruits, soups, vegetables, chili, pasta and beans), and small boxes of dry milk. Items should not be over-sized, but can easily be transported by Mama’s Pantry clients who often rely on public transportation.
  • The person who saves the most amount of money using coupons wins the Coupon Crown and two complimentary tickets to Mama’s Day.
  • Only food purchased on the receipts and donated to Mama’s Kitchen will count towards the winner.
  • No expired food will be accepted.
  • Store sales and specials will count toward savings, as long as they appear on the receipt.
  • Participants must abide by the stores’ coupon policies
  • Bring the food with the receipts to Mama’s Kitchen by Tues., April 3, 2012 at 5 p.m. Mama’s Kitchen is located at 3960 Home Ave., San Diego, Calif. 92105.
  • For tallying accuracy, all food must be bundled with corresponding receipt
  • All receipts must have the contestant’s name, phone number and e-mail address clearly written on them.
For answers to additional questions about Mama’s Kitchen’s Coupon Wars, please contact Maurya Siedler at 619-233-6262 or
About Mama’s Kitchen 
Mama’s Kitchen was founded in 1990 when volunteers from the AIDS Assistance Fund discovered that many of their clients were becoming too ill to take care of themselves. They realized that a reliable home meal delivery service was needed to ensure that these individuals would continue to receive nutritious, life-sustaining food. In 2004, Mama’s Pantry was opened to provide individuals with HIV/AIDS who are able to prepare meals the opportunity to supplement their nutritional needs. Mama’s Kitchen has served over five million meals since it was founded and has never turned away a client who qualified for our services.  Our commitment to our clients remains unchanged. Today, the organization has expanded its service to San Diegans affected by either AIDS or cancer. Mama’s Kitchen provides three meals a day, for every day of the year, free of charge, to approximately 350 men, women, and children in San Diego County. Learn more and make a donation at