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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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Celebrating the lives of our clients and volunteers
Stuart Ellis -  
10 year volunteer  
Danny V.

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, 
And sorry I could not travel both 
And be one traveler, long I stood 
And looked down one as far as I could 
To where it bent in the undergrowth...
                     The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost 

Well, if you haven't heard by now, then you're not paying attention! Kitchen Angels is thrilled to welcome The B-52s at the Santa Fe Opera Theater on Monday, September 10th. This is a benefit show, and the more tickets we sell, the better for Kitchen Angels' clients and our meal delivery service.  
You can purchase tickets at or If you want a special experience, contact Tony at Kitchen Angels (505.471.7780 X 205) for your VIP tickets. Each $250 ticket includes preferred parking, orchestra seating, and a catered reception before the event. Only a few VIP tickets remain - so call TODAY! Can't make the show? Purchase a ticket for someone who can't afford one by donating on our website - "in honor of B-52s." Ticket costs are tiered - $65, $74, $82, $87, $93, $104, $120.   

We're extremely grateful for the generosity of our B-52s event sponsors:   
Hotel Santa Fe (in kind)  
$2,500 each
Sothebys - Gregg Antonsen, Santa Fe Title - Steve Riemann, Homeowners Financial Group- Cindy Levorah, Sothebys- Karen Wolfe Mattison, Meow Wolf   
$1,250 each
Elva and Bob Busch, New Mexico Bank and Trust   
$500 each
Landseer Property Management, Sunwest Silver  
In Kind
Makeup Santa Fe - Monica Stark, Open Kitchen - Hue Chan Karels, Rocket Hair Studio-Abq. - Scarlett Red, Santa Fe Spirits, Santa Fe Street Institute, Fiasco Wine    

Thank you donors! This is going to be a fabulous show. We'll see you at the opera! 

Kitchen Angels is proud to introduce our newest staff member, Dwayne Trujillo. Dwayne will be serving as our new Development Officer and will be involved with fundraising, PR, and donor
Please join us in welcoming our newest staff member, Dwayne!
cultivation. He hit the ground running with almost daily meetings and a PR blitz for our upcoming B-52s event!

Dwayne grew up in Albuquerque and graduated from the University of New Mexico. While he spent most of his adult life in San Diego and Los Angeles, he recently moved to Santa Fe and is elated to be back in his home state.
Dwayne shares our mission to help homebound people in need with fresh food and nutritional meals. "Everyone deserves a healthy meal. Food isn't a luxury, but a fundamental right," he says. "It's always important to give back and support your local community and Kitchen Angels provides both of these needed services."
He admits his favorite meal is stuffed chicken sopapillas with red chili. Throw in a basket of  sopapillas on the side and he's very happy. Please stop by his office and say "hello."
MaryAnn rounding up gift bags

Kitchen Angels' Spirit of Giving project will be Saturday, December 1st. Starting in October we'll put out a call for gift donations. In the meantime, please add this fun event to your calendar! We are hoping to do some outreach in our community in order to recruit large groups that want to volunteer for the gift wrapping. If you happen to know of a business or organization that wants to volunteer as a group, please contact Lauren in the office. Thanks!

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September is truly one of the loveliest of months here in Santa Fe. And now we have another reason to appreciate September - it's National Honey Month. Nectar of the gods, created by nature's hardest working insects - so much can be said about this delicious sweetener, so let's get started!
Not only is our favorite bee product delicious, but lesser known bee products have amazing healing qualities - from propolis to bee pollen - there's a substance for whatever ails you!  
Manuka honey is known for its anti-microbial, anti-oxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. It's even been known to succeed when antibiotics have failed. Here are 10 Reasons to Start Using Manuka Honey Bandages Right Now.  
Propolis has wide-ranging healing properties that have been in use since ancient Egypt. This  anti-microbial substance has been used to combat everything from cancer to cold sores. Learn more with this article on the Top 6 Bee Propolis Benefits & Uses.    
Royal Jelly is a substance secreted from glands in the heads of worker bees, which is fed to all bee larvae. If a bee continues to be fed with royal jelly, they develop into a queen. Like all bee products, there is debate in the medical community as to the validity of health benefit claims, but that doesn't stop people from continuing to use this bee-food for their own well-being. Here's a list of 10 health benefits that Royal Jelly is known for, including improving male infertility and easing the symptoms of menopause.   
Bee pollen is a mixture of flower pollen, saliva, and nectar or honey that is made into a ball and carried on the legs of bees. It is known to boost liver health, act as an anti-inflammatory, and relieves stress. Click here for more info on the medical uses of bee pollen. 
Apitoxin, aka honey bee venom has been used since ancient times, and is currently making a comeback. The venom is used in beauty products to plump and firm the skin while increasing blood flow to the location. Bee sting therapy is showing promise in the treatment of arthritis, multiple sclerosis, tendonitis, and fibromyalgia. Although it comes with a certain amount of risk,  research continues and strides are being made to understanding why and how the therapy works.
Setting all the research aside, sweet delicious honey

is one of the yummiest substances produced in nature.As Martha Stewart says, "Delicate yet distinct, honey adds nuanced flavor to all kinds of sweet and savory dishes. Whether you make it the star of a dessert or give it a supporting role in a baked ham, you can't go wrong." Here's Martha Stewart's collection of her best recipes that celebrate the "golden nectar."  
For those of you interested in casting your net farther than Martha Stewart's recipes, here's a Pinterest link showcasing 413 (plus) recipes that contain honey. Knock yourself out!
Volunteer OpportunitiesVolunteerOpportunities 

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


Delivery Drivers (4:30pm - 6:30pm)  

  • Monday Driver, Route 6 (Miguel Chavez)
  • Tuesday Driver, Route 6 (Miguel Chavez)
  • Friday Driver, Route 1 (S. Rufina St.)
  • Friday Driver, Route 6 (Miguel Chavez Rd.) 
  • Friday Driver, Route 7 (North Rufina St.)
  • Friday Driver, Route 8 (Mid Airport Rd.)
Substitute Volunteers
  • Delivery Drivers (4:30-6:30pm)
  • PM Kitchen Volunteers (1-3pm)
  • Delivery Preparation (2-3:30pm)
  • Delivery Coordinators (3:30-5:30pm)

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations
Monday, September 17th, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Please tell people who may be interested to call Lauren at 471-7780  
Continuing EducationContinuingEducation  

Kitchen Angels is hosting a First Aid Certification Class on Friday, October 5th . It has been three years since our last class, and it's safe to say that staff have utilized the skills they learned to assist volunteers during 911 situations. We will be inviting at least one person from each kitchen shift to attend, but if you'd like to join us, please don't hesitate to sign up. If you are interested in becoming CPR certified, contact Lauren so she can put your name on the roster. This class typically costs several hundred dollars per person, so it's a great opportunity to expand your knowledge...for free! 

At Kitchen Angels, we always try to care for our community, but September 28th happens to be  National Good Neighbor Day. It's the perfect opportunity to reach out to those who live nearby and simply do something nice. Not sure what to do or how to do it? Here's a helpful article with Tips on How to Be a Good Neighbor. You don't have to stop by with cookies when they move in, but being respectful on an ongoing basis really goes far!
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! Thanks 
We want to thank Diane Forsdale for being a responsible substitute delivery driver.  
She told us that she was worried about a client. She noticed he was in very low spirits: sitting in the dark, head in hands, and complaining about pain. Since she didn't know his baseline behaviors, she thought it best to contact the office with this information. The client does not have a phone so Jeanette left a voice mail with his nutritionist at the VA.   
The client's representative contacted us the next day to let us know that he had been admitted to the VA hospital in supported care. She said it was our call that got the ball rolling for this client who needed extra assistance with his health. Our intervention was critical and the client could have been in serious trouble without it.
Thanks to Diane, and all of our caring, attentive volunteers who act as the eyes and ears for these homebound individuals. Even subtle changes in clients' behavior can be the result of significant changes in their health.  When we work together, as in this instance, it makes a huge difference for our clients.  
A great big THANK YOU goes out to all of those who attended our Volunteer Appreciation Party at Tumbleroot Brewery & Distillery. It was a lovely late afternoon soiree, with delicious food, beverages, and music. The weather gave us a little excitement, but then blew over quickly (as New Mexico storms always do), leaving a double rainbow in its wake. The sunset was stunning, and a few party-goers lingered well after the event, just to soak in the peace and beauty of it all.  

We bow low to our kind, new neighbors at Tumbleroot, and thank them for their generosity in hosting our party. Don't forget to thank them when you visit their establishment in the future. 
We take great joy in sharing these appreciation events with all of you. Our volunteers are the life-blood of Kitchen Angels, and you are the reason we are so well respected in the Santa Fe community. Thank you for your dedication to the Kitchen Angels mission, and for you hard work throughout the year. 

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