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 
Elaine Pirone
Evelyn McClure
Suellen Shapero
Susan Cort

5 Years

Betsy Ann Gits
David Reffert
Janet Reffert
Elva Busch
Kay Haddaway
Kevin Van Slooten


Celebrating the lives of our volunteers and clients

Deborah Shapiro

If apples were pears 
And peaches were plums 
And the rose had a different name. 
If tigers were bears 
And fingers were thumbs 
I'd love you just the same. 
                                         ~  Valentine's Day Song 

You are cordially invited to the 2017 Winter Volunteer Appreciation Party on Friday, February 10th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. We love our volunteers and enjoy celebrating with an evening dedicated to the people and things we LOVE. Dine with us and share in the love!
Jean P. and her merry troupe of clowns at last year's talent show.

Do you have a talent you'd like to show off (singing, dancing, music, juggling) or a short story or poem about love you'd like to tell? Talk with Teresa to get on the roster of entertainers for the evening. Don't forget the theme of our winter party is always LOVE!

Teresa cheesing it up with cheesecake tarts.
Performing not your thing? Then pull out your mixing bowl and fire up those beaters for the 3rd Annual Kitchen Angels Volunteer Dessert Contest. One of our reigning dessert champs has moved away, so now is your big opportunity to make a name for yourself as the best dessert chef at Kitchen Angels. Prizes will be given!

Please RSVP no later than Tuesday, February 7th to Lauren if you'd like to attend and to Teresa if you'd like to perform.

Meet Your New Board of Directors
2017 Board members (from l to r) Donna Ruscavage, Linda Dressman, Ben Alaimo-Monson, Ginny Selvin, OJ Niswonger, Haila Harvey, Jim Brack, Maureen Vosburgh, Elva Busch, Martha Romero, Karen Wolfe Mattison, and Carmen Gonzales.

The Kitchen Angels Board of Directors met for their annual Board Meeting and Retreat this past weekend. 

Elva Busch was elected President, Jim Brack continues as Vice President, Donna Ruscavage is Secretary and Ginny Selvin continues as Treasurer. Maureen Vosburgh joined the Board as its newest member.

The Board was joined by Advisory Council members Pam Egan, Jill Marksmen, Katharine Kagel, and Carmon McCumbee.  Together, the group laid plans for the coming year and set the foundation for the next five years.

Thank you to each of you for your willingness to help guide Kitchen Angels and for your time, energy and talents.  Special thanks to Haila Harvey who served as Board secretary for the past four years and who remains on the Board.

Celebrate the Oscars . . . In Style!

Tickets are still available for    Brandi's Oscar Party on Sunday,  February 26th! This is sure to be a fun and fancy event with a delicious 3-course meal with wine, formal attire, red carpet, silent auction, and raffle with all of the proceeds going to Kitchen Angels. Click here to purchase tickets.

The Eldorado Hotel is offering a special discounted room rate for all guests participating in the event. Use the code: 170223BRAN. We hope to see you there!
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February, with its focus on Valentine's Day and things related to the heart, is also American Heart Month! Instead of giving your beloved candy or things that aren't good for them, why not show you truly care with heart-healthy recipes that are sure to please. Epicurious features a recipe collection that's high in good fats, fiber, and flavor. Click here to learn more about how to eat foods that are good for your heart, and some delicious recipes to try on Valentine's day.

Things can start to drag a little here in the middle of winter.  People start to develop cabin fever and, unless you have a greenhouse, gardens aren't producing the fresh fruits and vegetable we're used to in the summer and fall. Even if they aren't growing locally at this time of year, here's a list of fruits and vegetables that are often eaten in February, along with 28 recipes. Root vegetables, winter squash, kale, leeks and persimmons - the pictures alone are enough to give you inspiration to carry you through the cold months. Enjoy!

Volunteer OpportunitiesVolunteerOpportunities 

We always welcome new volunteers! Here are our current opportunities:
  • Monday Driver, Route 3 (N. on Cerrillos Rd.) 
  • Monday Driver, Route 10 (N. St. Francis Dr.)
  • Tuesday Driver, Route 9 (Alta Vista St.)
  • Wednesday Driver, Route 8 (Mid-Airport Rd.)
  • Substitute Delivery Drivers (every day, M-F)
  • Tuesday Kitchen shifts (AM or PM)
  • Friday Kitchen shifts (PM)
  • Substitute Kitchen volunteers (every day, M-F)

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations


Wednesday, February 8th 11:00 - 1:00

Wednesday, February 22nd from 11:00 - 1:00


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


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Walter & Sophie- two well-loved pets.

There are two special days in February that deserve to be mentioned. February 20th is Love Your Pet Day and February 22nd is Walking the Dog Day. Think of the difficulties that arise when a person with disabilities needs to walk their dog or take it to the groomers. Pets offer our homebound clients such comfort and affection, and sometimes our clients simply can't provide them with the proper daily exercise. If you deliver meals to a pet-owning client, consider asking then if they are in need of any pet-care services. Brushing animals, taking them to the groomers, or walking a dog are all great ways to show you care.

Sarah R. has been humbly serving at Kitchen Angels for 12 years now.

In addition to a day for exercising dogs, February 22nd is also " Be Hum ble Day." Humility is an often misunderstood quality, which can be viewed as a sign of weakness or having a " low view of one's own importance." In actuality, humility is one of the seven heavenly virtues written about in ancient Greek philosophy and adopted by the Catholic church. The power of humility is exhibited when one thinks often of others, giving respect and charity to even those with whom they might disagree.  Instead of glorifying one's own actions and achievements, a
Thanks Gregory H. for bringing humility to the kitchen on Mondays.
humble person is quick to recognize the accomplishments of others, while having a gracious and fair view of their own deeds. Humility also encompasses being faithful to one's  promises, modest in behavior, refraining from despair, and reverent for the wisdom of others.

There are quite a few Kitchen Angels volunteers who exhibit many, if not all of theses characteristics. They are the ones who reliably show up every week to do whatever is asked of them, never speak poorly of others, and are quick to recognize the good deeds of their coworkers. Thanks to all of the staff and volunteers, past and present, who are living examples of humility in action. 

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! Thanks 

2016 was a fantastic year for Kitchen Angels! Kitchenality is a resounding success, we achieved our capital campaign's  financial goals, and a record number of new volunteers joined our ranks. Every year we pull together volunteer numbers and track how we're doing over time. Click here if you're interested in our latest 2016 Volunteer Report. You may be surprised by how much we've grown over the past few years! Thanks to each and every one of our volunteers for making 2016 an outstanding year. 


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