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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
Annie Brady
Barbara Maclellan
  David Blazosky
Irene Thomas
Larry Barty
Joyce Huffer
Roger Fletcher
Susan Zann
5 Years
Frank Diluzio
Jane Shea
Leonard Magnus
25 Years
Judy Costlow


Celebrating the lives of our volunteers and clients

James G.

Love awoke one winter's night 
And wander'd through the snowbound land, 
And calling to beasts and birds 
Bid them his message understand.

And from the forest all wild things 
That crept or flew obeyed love's call, 
And learned from him the golden words 
Of brotherhood for one and all. 
                                    ~Author Unknown

Angel Art Reception

Most of you have probably noticed that Kitchen Angels' walls have been adorned with stunning paintings of angels. American Artist Cynthia Smith Stibold paints "Angels Among Us" and is using our walls as the home for some of her works through January 31st. Angels are showing themselves in new contemporary ways as light filled beings in vibrant water color paintings with hand applied gold. A reception will be held at Kitchen Angels on December 8th, from 3 to 5pm. Admission is free and light snacks and refreshments will be served. Tell your friends and art collectors. A portion of each sale will be donated to Kitchen Angels.

Making a Difference

Each year, the Santa Fe New Mexican takes nominations for "10 Who Make a Difference." This year, our own Judy Costlow has been recognized as an honoree! Judy has been volunteering with Kitchen Angels since December 1, 1993, making this month her 25th year anniversary. In addition to volunteering as a delivery driver for route #2, Judy has served as our Board President, and has volunteered with many other organizations. 

Among her other activities, Judy is an ambassador for the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and the Santa Fe Desert Chorale. She serves as president of the Santa Fe Opera Guild and works as a docent at the opera, giving backstage tours. She often leads hikes with the Santa Fe Chili and Marching Society, and has been a volunteer team leader with the Trails Alliance of Santa Fe. Judy is president of the Seniors on Bikes cycling club.
Our entire community is grateful for  her faithful and continual years of volunteerism.
Tasty Tidbits

With 2019 right around the bend, key players in the food industry are making their forecasts about what will be the next trends in health food. Mind you, this group of forward thinkers has been compiled by Whole Foods . That being said, click here to learn what might be in store for 2019 - from Longganisa (a Filipino pork sausage) to seaweed butter . Time will tell whether these foods make in into the mainstream, or even onto our tables, but it's fun to look at the predictions!

National Pastry Day is December 9th, but your family will thank you for honoring the noble pastry any day of the year.  Some
Hardy and Jane packaging up biscuits on Thanksgiving day. 
might think pastries are too difficult, and leave making them to the professionals...and we might agree when it comes to things like croissants that have been folded with butter hundreds of times...but there are plenty of delicious treats that are easy to bake at home. Here's a stunning collection of 65 Pastry Recipes You Should Absolutely Make for Breakfast from our friends at Bon Appetite From scones to coffee cake to churros - this list has recipes to indulge us all. 

Kitchen Angels volunteers baked up some lovely gluten-free buttermilk biscuits for our clients during Thanksgiving.   Julee Angell wasn't daunted working with our Cup4Cup  gluten-free flour, and turned out some truly delicious biscuits! You couldn't tell they were gluten-free; crispy on the outside, soft and airy on the inside, with that chewy bite you get from wheat products. If you're sensitive to gluten, you can try baking with the same mix. You can purchase it at Albertsons, and the Cup4Cup website has some great recipes on it. Let us know what you come up with!

Volunteer OpportunitiesVolunteerOpportunities 
We always welcome new volunteers! Here are our current opportunities:
Delivery Drivers (4:30 - 6:30pm) 
  • Tuesday Driver, Route 14 (Eldorado)
  • Wednesday Driver, Route 13 (Mid-Rufina St.)

Substitute Volunteers

  • Delivery Prep M-F, 2-3:30pm
  • Delivery Coordinators M-F, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Delivery Drivers M-F, 4:30-6:30pm
  • Kitchen Subs M-F, 10-12 & 1-3


Upcoming Volunteer Orientations


Monday, December 10th from 11:30 - 1:00pm


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


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There is one spot left in the January CPR certification training. If you're interested, please tell Lauren and she will contact you once the details are squared away. The class is limited to 12 participants.  Thanks to those of you who attended the last training. The information can be lifesaving!

December 1st was World AIDS Awareness Day. Kitchen Angels was founded, in part, in response to the AIDS crisis and the many individuals who were not getting enough to eat, and homebound due to their condition. The day is noted around the world, by fundraisers, educational programs, events, and organizations such as ours who wanted to help.  
Despite the recent advances in treatment, HIV/AIDS is still one of the worlds largest medical crises. It is estimated that approximately 40 million people currently are infected with HIV or have AIDS; one million in the United States alone. Each year, over 40,000 new cases are reported in the U.S.

In honor of the day, there are a number of things you can do. You can:
  • Learn more about HIV/AIDS.
  • Promote education about the disease, and protection against it.
  • Help people with AIDS.
  • Donate to the fight to end the disease.
New treatments are extending the lives of many people living with HIV/AIDSs. Since our founding in 1992, the percentage of our clients living with AIDS as their primary condition has dropped dramatically and AIDS accounted for only two percent of our clients' primary medical diagnoses in 2017. But that doesn't mean our work is done. Kitchen Angels prepares and delivers meals to homebound individuals living with a variety of conditions including mental illness, cancer, neurological conditions, and more. We are here to help. 

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! Thanks 

We're so very grateful for the 90 visiting volunteers who volunteered during Thanksgiving week. Sotheby's International Realty donated time and funds to Kitchen Angels. And we got to see 35 Sotheby's volunteers - some of whom have been helping each year for the past 20 years! Joe was thrilled to be assisted by quite a few skilled cooks and chefs during which helped make his time in the kitchen easier. With the divine Thanksgiving menu, it was all hands on deck to ensure the feast was prepared on time. Tuesday even found Tony and Dwayne ladling up gumbo after all the volunteers went home! Tony declared that this was the best Thanksgiving in 26 years because everything flowed so smoothly. Kitchen Angels staff and volunteers were happy to share our mission with people from Santa Fe and beyond who had some time off work and wanted to give back to the community.

Our clients were overwhelmed with the delicious meals. Here's some post-Thanksgiving praise:

  • "Thanks for my great Thanksgiving meal!" Beth D.
  • "Thank you all for the lovely dinner on Thanksgiving day." Bonnie B.
  • "The food has been wonderful. Thank you for coming out and all the wonderful food." Norman P. 
  • "The drivers (Nick and Sarah) on Thanksgiving we so charming and generous, so kind to me. The meal was fabulous, probably the best I've had. Especially the potatoes and squash!" Dana P.

Not only did Sotheby's grace us with volunteers, but we also had groups from Santa Fe High School's Honor Society, Meow Wolf, and several families who gather each year and deliver meals. We appreciate how our weekly volunteers open their arms, making these visitors feel welcome. Thanks to this hospitality, we had 11 visiting volunteers sign up for our new volunteer orientation. They want to contribute year 'round, and we love that! All and all, we couldn't be more grateful for the kindness and generosity of spirit of our Kitchen Angels community.

Spirit of Giving

Los Alamos National Bank community partners with this year's gifts.
This past Saturday, 100 volunteer angels gathered to assemble 160 gift baskets for clients.  We were joined by various community groups including our community partners from Los Alamos National Bank, who also paid for our lunch, Desert Rose, Buffalo Thunder, Wells Fargo, State Farm Insurance, Santa Fe High School, Levi Strauss, Wildflower International, Santa Fe Prep, and other members of the greater community joined Kitchen Angels volunteers.  

Joe and his crew prepared a lunch of tamale pies (vegetarian and meat) and spinach salad and our desserts were made by Ron Weineke and included pumpkin and ginger cakes.  Special thanks to Jeanette Iskat and Dwayne Trujillo
for acquiring the great donations from the community and organizing a fun day.  
Thanks again to those who showed up and guaranteed the success of our 26th annual  
Spirit of Giving.

Everyone who helped received a 20% discount at Kitchenality! Spirit of Giving is always a great way to jump start the holiday season. Please join the fun next year.

Volunteer Spotlight...

We're happy to count Karen Wolfe-Mattison as one of our Monday kitchen volunteers, and a newer Kitchen Angels board member. Originally from Evanston, Illinois, Karen moved to Santa Fe 36 years ago. She started cooking for Kitchen Angels in 2011 and has been a member of the
Linda and Karen at the Santa Fe Opera for the B-52s concert
Capital Campaign Committee. Over the years Karen has served on the Rio Grande School Board, Santa Fe Prep Booster Club Board, Santa Fe Concert Association Board, and Santa Fe Association of Realtors Community Service Committee. Karen has been a licensed realtor with Sotheby's International Realty for 30 years, specializing in residential properties.

Each year, Karen rallies her colleagues at Sotheby's to volunteer time and money to Kitchen Angels during Thanksgiving week. In addition, Karen has been a key player in securing the Santa Fe Opera for our ongoing benefit concerts. This has been particularly exciting for our organization, as it's a great way to raise money while having a fun time!

After a major cycling accident left Karen homebound for several months, she realized that if it weren't for her friends and family, she wouldn't have had access to meals. "After my recovery I volunteered for Kitchen Angels and felt such joy knowing I could make a difference in so many people's lives!" Thank you Karen, for all you do for our organization! 
Kitchen Angels | 505-471-7780 | |
1222 Siler Road
Santa Fe, NM 87507