Kitchen Angels   |    1222 Siler Road  Santa Fe, NM  87507   |    505.471.7780
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Thank you for your on-going dedication and support of Kitchen Angels and the community of Santa Fe.

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1 Year
Adrienne Digneo
Berit Leonard
Annette Von Watzdorf 
Brenda Steward
Deb Weinberg
Chuck Zobac
Hannah Manoff
Summer Manoff
Paul Wilken
Susan Uremovich
Sylvia Lee
Willa Mullen 
5 Years
Fred Libby
Lauren LaVail
Merja Weinreich
Devon Jackson
10 Years
Bill Gaynor
15 Years 
Randall Galloway 


Celebrating the lives of our volunteers and clients
Joaquin Garcia

I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December
A magical thing
And sweet to remember.
'We are nearer to Spring
Than we were in September,'
I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December. 
                                                   ~Oliver Herford


Volunteers and staff are giving the kitchen a resounding "thumbs-up"

We are thrilled to be back in our newly renovated kitchen and delivery areas. Volunteers are singing their praises for the new setup and are excited to know more about the second phase of our renovations. 

The plans for Phase Two are on a hanging poster in our lobby, so take a peek and get ready for more changes!

We want to extend out gratitude to The Food Depot, who loaned us refrigerator and freezer space during the time our new unit was being installed. It's  good to have kind neighbors who are willing to work together for a common cause. Thanks guys!

Jocelyn, Martha & Susan wrapping up some love at last year's Spirit of Giving
Our Spirit of Giving Project was Saturday, December 2nd.  Eighty volunteers came out to wrap gifts and prepare 150 client gift baskets.  Our clients truly appreciate the efforts we make to ensure their holidays are joyful.

Thanks to everyone who donated their time, money, and gifts.

A full Thursday kitchen crew...and still room to spare!
As we expand into our newly renovated space, we are putting out a call to the Santa Fe community for volunteers to assist us in almost every area. We need delivery drivers and substitutes, kitchen volunteers, delivery room preparation volunteers, and volunteers to help with our frozen meal program. We have space available for every day and every shift. You can learn more about the specific shifts below in our "Volunteer" section. Please spread the word far and wide about how great it is to volunteer for  Kitchen Angels. The more, the merrier!
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Thanks to Joe's wife Tracy for helping make these tasty desserts for Thanksgiving!

Did you know that Christmas Day is also  National Pumpkin Pie Day?  And what better holiday be shared with pumpkin pies? Perhaps you've already had your fill of this delicious dessert on and around Thanksgiving. Or perhaps you're like our Food Services Director Joe Cates and pumpkin pie isn't your favorite dessert.  In either case, you'd do well to check out Pinterest's exhaustive collection of classic and alternative pumpkin desserts. Our clients loved the pumpkin panna cotta this year. Click here if you'd like Joe's recipe. 
Fresh cranberries from Maine- the holiday table wouldn't be the same without it!

Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Solstice, Festivus - no matter  what you celebrate, it usually involves delicious speciality dishes. We all have traditional meals that we like to cook, but many of us don't know about other cultural specialties. Here's a fascinating list of " 29 Heavenly Christmas Foods from Around the World." Some might notseem very appetizing, but it's fascinating to learn about the diversity of flavors that peoplefrom around the world enjoy during the holidays.

One family's traditional carb overload!

What do you cook for your special meals? Lauren's mid-western family still cooks thick, hand-made egg noodles that swim in a gravy lake atop a mountain of mashed potatoes. Her family has no idea of the dish's origin, but others from Illinois, Missouri and Ohio have spoken of a similar tradition. 
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With our renovated, larger kitchen and an influx of new clients, we are currently recruiting a lot of volunteers. Please pass along the word that we are actively seeking volunteers for all positions.

Delivery Drivers (4:30pm - 6:30pm)
  • Monday, Route 2 (Downtown)
  • Monday, Route 8 (Airport Rd.)
  • Tuesday, Route 6 (Miguel Chavez Rd.)
  • Tuesday, Route 12 (Pacheco Rd.)
  • Tuesday, Route 14 (Eldorado)
  • Wednesday, Route 8 (Airport Rd.)
  • Thursday, Route 13 (Rufina St.)
  • Friday, Route 6 (Miguel Chavez Rd.)
  • Friday, Route 7 (N. Rufina St.)

Substitute Drivers (4:30pm - 6:30pm, when you are available)

  • Every day - Monday through Friday

Kitchen Volunteer - Morning Shift (10:00am - 12:00pm) 

  • Every day - Monday through Friday 
    Two of our youngest delivery drivers helping out on Thanksgiving
  • Special emphasis - Mondays & Wednesdays

Kitchen Volunteers - Afternoon Shift (1:00am - 3:00pm) 

  • Every day - Monday through Friday
  • Special emphasis - Thursdays & Fridays

Delivery Room Preparation (2:00pm - 3:30pm) 

  • Every day - Monday through Friday
  • Special emphasis - Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays
  • Substitutes for every day- Monday through Friday

Frozen Meal Program Volunteer (1 hour, flexible times) 

  • 1 person Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

Please tell people who may be interested to call Lauren at 471-7780   


Special Volunteer Opportunity...


For January 2018, we are seeking a volunteer or pair of volunteers to assist with our pet food program. The volunteer(s) will pick up packages of pet food from the Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society (100 Caja del Rio Rd.) and deliver it to Kitchen Angels on Tuesday morning. Again, this is only for the month of January while our regular volunteers are away on vacation. Please contact Lauren if you are available to help. Thanks!  

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Happy visiting volunteers serving up the turkey

The holidays are special to most of us, but they can also be quite stressful for some people.  Family, finances, and finding the time to do all that's expected can put even the calmest among us on edge. How about some down to earth, practical reminders of how to stay safe, happy and healthy during the holidays? The US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention provide a handy checklist of 12 Ways to Have a Healthy Holiday Season

Stay calm and holiday on!

Many of our kitchen and delivery volunteers are wondering about our new diet tracks and the corresponding dot colors. Here's what we're working with currently . . .
  • Regular (REG) No Dot - For individuals with no food restrictions.
  • Easy Digest (EZD) Red Dot - For individuals who need foods that are easy to digest with no hot spices.
  • Renal/Low Sodium (RLS) Black Dot - For those with chronic kidney disease or who need a low sodium diet.
  • Vegetarian (VEG) Yellow Dot - For individuals who follow a strictly plant-based diet.


  • Regular (REG) No Dot - Salads with all vegetables allowed. Soups are gluten-free and made from house-made chicken or vegetable stock.
  • Alternative (ALT) Green Dot - Salads that omit crucifers, onions, garlic, dark leafy greens, tomatoes, or vegetables with high potassium, phosphorous, or Vitamin K. Soups are gluten-free and made from home-made, renal-safe vegetable stock.


  • Regular (REG) No Dot - Sent out daily and is either raw whole fruit, cut fruit, fruit cup, or baked fruit.
  • Altered Texture (TEX) Blue Dot - Sent out daily and is a fruit cup for clients who need softer foods.


  • A package of whole grain bread is sent out three times a week - M, W, F. No gluten-free option.
  • Dessert is sent out twice a week - Tu & Th. No gluten-free option.

If you'd like our document with the diets outlines, please click here.  We are having posters with this material printed for the kitchen and delivery room, so volunteers can stay up-to-date and informed.   

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! Thanks 

There are no shortage of people to thank during this season of giving! We're always humbled by the generosity and kindness of individuals and businesses throughout the Santa Fe community. 

We are fortunate to receive donated food for our small food pantry. Although we're primarily a meal delivery service, we don't like to send people away hungry. Because of our food pantry, if someone comes to our doors with a genuine need, we are able to provide them with a one-time emergency bag of food, and a list of other agencies that provide commodities and meals. This year, The Four Seasons Resort collected canned goods for Kitchen Angels. Our pantry is now stocked with canned vegetables, soup boxes, peanut butter, tuna fish, pasta, and one-box meals. What we can't use we pass along to Feeding Santa Fe or The Food Depot. Many thanks to everyone who donated food through The Four Seasons Resort food drive!
Helen & Sarah washing and pricing incoming donations - a never ending process!

We are always grateful to all the individuals who provide a steady flow of donated kitchen items to Kitchenality. We've received many boxes full of lovely and useful kitchen and decorating items. Thanksgiving was a very busy holiday for us, as many people stopped by for their cooking and baking needs. We couldn't be happier over the growing success of Kitchenality, and we couldn't do this without all of the donated goods. 

And finally, a huge thank you to Sotheby's Realty. Sotheby's agents & their families once again descended upon Kitchen Angels during Thanksgiving week, filling our kitchen with delicious smells and bringing those lovingly prepared meals to our homebound clients. What an amazing show of community support from a local agency. We hope you continue to grace our halls with your presence for years to come!

Kitchen Angels | 505-471-7780 | |
1222 Siler Road
Santa Fe, NM 87507