Kitchen Angels   |    1222 Siler Road  Santa Fe, NM  87507   |    505.471.7780
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JANUARY 2019
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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
Barbara Belding
Blake Davis
Elizabeth Montoya
Frank Hunter
Joey Serim
Margaret Hartman
Mary Holcomb
Rebekah Kanter
Ricky Burwell
Susan Zann 
 
5 Years
Elizabeth & Todd Braun
Tana Acton
In Memoriam

Celebrating the lives of our clients and volunteers
 

Carla Freeman
 
Thank you Carla, for 14 years of volunteer service to our community, and for being such a generous donor over the years. Your presence will be missed by clients, volunteers, and staff.  
Rest in Peace.

Brew me a cup for a winter's night. 
For the wind howls loud and the furies fight; 
Spice it with love and stir it with care, 
And I'll toast our bright eyes, 
my sweetheart fair. 
~ Minna Thomas Antrim

AnnouncementsAnnouncements

The new year has barely begun and already 2019 is shaping up to be a very busy and exciting year for  Kitchen Angels.  We are planning many different events that will run throughout the year.

March will see our first volunteer appreciation party of 2019, and early  November is when we're planning to hold our large event. We will keep you apprised of the dates and details as they develop. 

Angels Night Out will be 
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Thursday, April 25th, and we will be recruiting volunteer ambassadors starting in February. 

Kitchenality  will be announcing some special classes later in the year- sta y tuned. In May, board member Gary Mihalik will host a hands-on Italian cooking class. In June we'll have a 2-3-1 Fundraising Event. This is a collaborative effort with Open Kitchen Santa Fe and will involve two different cultures, three common ingredients, one fabulous meal. It's also a new incarnation of our Splendid Fare adventure. Tickets and details will be announced. 

Finally, we hope to continue the Santa Fe Opera Theater yearly fundraiser concert in the fall, which we're all coming to love after the past two fabulous shows! All this and more should make 2019 an exciting and fun-filled year!

Kitchen Angels is happy to welcome a new neighbor to the
Banyan Fierer, executive director with PRIDE Santa Fe
Siler Road district. FOLQ is a community center for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.  The Center aims to offer support groups, pro bono counseling, youth events, DJ nights, and a gallery space.  The Center is 
located at 2351 Fox Road, Suite 600.  
 
We recently met the executive director, Banyan Fierer, who is also the executive director for PRIDE Santa Fe, and were excited to hear about this latest venture.  We're looking forward to partnering with FOLQ.


The Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony for Kitchenality's three-year anniversary. Mark your calendar and please join us for the photo opportunity on Tuesday, January 22nd at 11:00am.

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January 6th is Bean Day! Not only are beans a delicious, plant-based source of protein, but they are also rich in vitamins and minerals, dietary fiber, and complex carbohydrates. Here's a great little chart that compares 15 different types of beans and their nutritional content. 

Anasazi beans are easy to recognize before being cooked
Lauren and her family had an
Anasazi beans with butternut squash is divine.
excellent Christmas morning breakfast at the Inn of the Anasazi. Their specialty is, as you might guess, their anasazi beans. They were the best beans she'd ever had, but the chef wasn't giving up his secret recipe. Here's a tasty looking anasazi bean recipe that she's going to try, in her attempt to recreate that perfect pot of beans. 

Bon Appetit is a great magazine, and website, where you can find some top-notch recipes. Here's an outstanding list of 55 Bean Recipes You'll be Making All Year Long. Sounds like a pretty good way to start 2019.
Volunteer OpportunitiesVolunteerOpportunities 

We always welcome new volunteers! Here are our current opportunities:

Delivery Drivers (4:30 - 6:30pm)
  • ThursdayDriver - Route 11 (S. on Cerrillos Rd.)
  • Friday Driver - Route 1 (S. Rufina St.)

Kitchen Volunteers  

  • Friday PM shift (1pm - 3pm)

Substitute Volunteers

  • Delivery Subs M-F (4:30-6:30pm)
  • Delivery Prep M-F (2pm - 3:30pm)
  • Delivery Coordinators (3:30 - 5:30pm)

 

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations

 

Monday, January 7th from 11:30 - 1:00

Monday, January 21st from 11:30 - 1:00

 

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

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For those of you new to Kitchen Angels, you might wonder what we do in case of inclement weather. If you volunteer on Friday, you recently found out! 

The staff tries to keep current on the weather so we can gauge any special steps we may need to take. If it looks like snow in the evening hours, we try to get the meals cooked early and call the drivers in early as well. In Santa Fe, a little sun goes a long way to melt the snow and we want drivers delivering meals before the roads get icy. In those situations, we send out automated calls to our drivers and clients to alert them to the change in schedule.
 
If volunteers can't get into the kitchen to cook, we have frozen meals that can be delivered in an emergency. 

If it's simply too dangerous for drivers to be on the roads, we will close down and notify volunteers and clients. We try to send out "rainy-day meals" so clients have something in the freezer if we simply can't get to them. This only happened once in our 26 year history - Friday, December 28th, 2018! Luckily, we sent out extra meals the day before and all of our clients were covered through the weekend.  
 
Thanks to all of our volunteers for really stepping up and making sure those meals were cooked and delivered. Just like the Postal Service . . . "neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these [angels] from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. "
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! Thanks 

Caught Doing Good...
Thanks for a job well-done, Devon!

Devon Jackson was trying to deliver to a new client on his route. She didn't respond to his door  knock, but he heard her dog barking. After listening for some time, he recognized a call for help. Devon tried the door but it was locked. He called the client's emergency contact because he didn't want 911 first responders to break down her door. The client's son came right over, unlocked the door, and found that his mother had fallen and needed to be taken to the hospital. 

Thank you Devon, for being attentive and helping your client get the help she needed in time. Our clients really do count on us to be their "guardian angel" eyes and ears.


Who's not afraid of a little snow? These two ladies!
The last week of December was pretty exciting, with the fair amount of snow that we received. The roads were fairly icy on Wednesday, the day after Christmas, but our brave and dedicated volunteers donned their parkas, hats, and boots, and made their way to Kitchen Angels. Thanks to the hearty volunteers who made it into the kitchen to cook that day. Meals were completed ahead of time so we were able to get our drivers out on the roads before the sun went down. A BIG thanks to our courageous delivery drivers who made certain that every one of our clients was fed that night. There has been only one day in our 26-year history that we've had to close our doors because of bad weather. We're proud of that fact! We're grateful that you all show up and keep the kitchen fires burning.

Here's to a wonderful year, and all the volunteers, staff, and board members who helped make it that way! You all make this world a better place and we're happy to count you as part of our family.
Kitchen Angels | 505-471-7780 | info@kitchenangels.org | http://www.kitchenangels.org
1222 Siler Road
Santa Fe, NM 87507