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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Celebrating the lives of our volunteers and clients

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"The birds laugh loud and long together  
When Fashion's followers speed away  
At the first cool breath of autumn weather.  
Why, this is the time, cry the birds, to stay!  
When the deep calm sea and the deep sky over  
Both look their passion through sun-kissed space,  
As a blue-eyed maid and her blue-eyed lover  
Might each gaze into the other's face."   
                          ~Ella Wheeler Wilcox, The End of Summer 

Feasting with Friends 
will be the weekend of 
October 12 and 13, 2019

Feasting with Friends is a community-wide weekend of magnificent lunch and dinner parties to benefit Kitchen Angels. This unique event will bring Santa Feans together to experience the power of food, friendship, community, and philanthropy. 
Anyone can host a lunch or dinner party in their home. Can't afford to purchase the food on your own? Team up with a friend of neighbor. Have the money but no culinary skills? Offer to purchase the ingredients and have another person prepare the meal. It can be a fancy four-course meal or simple picnic fare. The sky's the limit!
Ask your friends and neighbors. Guests will be invited to make a donation, in any amount, to Kitchen Angels and 100% of the proceeds will benefit our meal delivery program. Gather new people into the Kitchen Angels family and cook for the cause! To sign up or for more information please click here.  
Tony cooked and Linda hosted for the first Feasting with Friends! 
In Kitchen Angels' ongoing love of the environment and all things  green, we have stepped up our  efforts to recycle! Taking a note from our sister organization Project Angel Heart in Denver, we will begin recycling used kitchen gloves. Unless they have touched raw meat, every pair gloves you use will be placed in a recycling box in the kitchen. When the box is full, we will send it to TerraCycle, and they will process the material to be made into new (recycled) products. 

It will take one extra step in the kitchen - washing your gloved hands before stripping them off and popping them into the box. We hope to reduce the amount of nitrile gloves going into the landfill. This will be a trial run for the glove recycling project. We will let you know when it starts. If anyone is interested in donating toward this worthy cause, please contact Dwayne in the front office.
Save the Date...
We know it's only the end of summer, but some volunteers like to start preparing early for the Spirit of Giving project. This year it will be  Saturday, December 7th. We will be collecting gift items for our homebound clients leading up until the event, and then on the seventh, we will have our huge gift wrapping party. We'll serve a delicious lunch, which really sweetens the deal! If you haven't participated in this event before, know that it is a lot of fun and very festive. To find out what type of items to donate, please speak with Jeanette in the front office.   
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September 23rd is the Autumnal Equinox, and the Celtic celebration of Mabon. It is the time of year when the day and night are practically equal. Pagans and Wiccans celebrate the second harvest festival by paying respect to the impending dark and giving thanks to the waning sunlight. It's a time to give thanks for the bounty of the season's harvest by feasting with others. Interested in learning more about possible Mabon rituals and traditions? Click here.

Fall is also a perfect time to gather the fruits and vegetables of your labor and share a feast with those you love. If you're like us, you have many friends with vegetable gardens and orchards. If you don't want all of the work it takes to prepare a feast for others, have a potluck extraordinaire.  Here's a great list of mouth-watering harvest-time recipes. You just can't go wrong with good food and friends!

September is Honey Month. What better way to celebrate than baking desserts made with the "nectar of the gods" as honey was once referred to. The National Honey Board has compiled a pretty impressive collection of recipes that contain or feature honey. You're welcome.

It turns out that September is also Chicken Month. We don't know who decides these things, but since we've been called "Chicken Angels" more than once, we should probably give it a nod. Poultry is a delicious staple, but sometimes it needs to be dressed up in order to keep it tasty and interesting. Need some ideas?   Bon Appétit has given us The Chicken Recipe Hall of Fame. There are bound to be some fantastic concoctions in there.

In the spirit of all good food marriages - peanut butter and jelly, bacon and eggs, grilled cheese and tomato soup, macaroni and cheese...we'd like to propose another match made in heaven . . .  Asian Honey Chicken. Sweet, tangy, umami - all in one bite. Make the most of these honorary September foods, and serve them up at your Mabon celebration!
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We always welcome new volunteers! Here are our current opportunities:

Delivery Drivers (4:30 - 6:30pm)
  • Monday Driver, Route 15 (Rodeo/Richards)
  • Tuesday Driver, Route 17 (S. St. Francis Dr.)
  • Thursday Driver, Route 16 (Jaguar Dr.) 
  • Friday Driver, Route 8 (Airport Rd.)
Delivery Prep (2:00 - 3:30pm) 
  • Thursdays

Substitute Volunteers

  • Delivery Subs M-F (4:30 - 6:30pm)
  • Delivery Prep M-F (2:00 - 3:30pm)
  • Delivery Coordinators (3:30 - 5:30pm)

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations


Monday, September 9th from 11:30am - 1:00pm

Monday, September 23rd from 11:30am - 1:00pm


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

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Did you know....

Every vegetable scrap that we produce in our kitchen goes directly into the tilt kettle and gets cooked down into vegetarian stock. This made-from-scratch stock is the base for our delicious soups. But did you know what happens to the scraps once they've been cooked? Kitchen Angels partners with the Santa Fe Extension Master Gardeners.These wonderful folks stop by the kitchen weekly and pick up our scraps to use in their compost program. One of the by-products of our meal program is rich, nourishing compost used to grow more vegetables, flowers, and plants of all kinds.

Would you like to know the ins and outs of composting? The Master Gardeners have been hosting free " Compost Clinics" all summer, and there are two free classes left! These hands-on clinics will teach proper techniques for building a thermal pile and turning, finishing, and screening compost. In addition, there is a straw bale worm bin on site for vermi-composting. The clinics are held at the Master Gardener Demonstration Gardens at the Santa Fe County Fairgrounds located at 3229 Rodeo Road. The next two classes are Saturday, September 14 from 9am - 11am and Saturday, October 19 from 9am - 11am. Just bring hat, gloves, sturdy shoes, water and a pitch fork (if you have one). This is a great opportunity to learn more about how to reduce waste while feeding the soil.

You might also be wondering what we do with fruit scraps, rotten food and expired cooked food. That's a whole other story. Our friends at Reunity Farm have offered us a free compost collection service. They normally charge for their food bins and weekly collection, but they've offered it to Kitchen Angels for free! We can toss almost anything in there including egg shells, animal bones, wet cardboard, cooked food, raw food, even meat scraps. They take it all and make it into some of the nicest compost in Santa Fe, which they sell at the farm.

We're proud of how little goes to waste in our kitchen. Keeping the food cycle moving along is important to us, and we're grateful for these two partners who put our scraps back into the soil. Good job team!


Community Connections...   Connections

Kitchen Angels is working to make connections with various organizations in Santa Fe and what better way to build these connections than through you, our volunteers. We would like to build relationships with churches and organizations around town. So, in an effort to establish these connections, please let us know if you or anyone you know belongs to any social organizations such as The Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club, any women's organizations or social organizations in general.
Please contact Dwayne Trujillo with any connections at
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! Thanks 

Kitchen Angels wants to give a shout out to a couple of outstanding kitchen volunteers who assist us when large groups come to volunteer. Maria Goldstein and Deborah Dennard have volunteered on several occasions to teach large groups how to bake. When Chef Joe already has a full crew in the kitchen, it's difficult for him to split his attention and teach largely untrained volunteers how to complete a recipe from start to finish. Maria and Deborah both have what it takes to corral groups and take them step-by-step through the process. As Kitchen Angels hosts more and more corporate team-building groups, we are truly thankful for the help of these two volunteers. If you are interested in assisting in this way in the future, please contact Lauren. 

Deborah working with students from SFCC and Maria with a large crew of youth from Texas.

Time is Money

Thanks to all of the volunteers who remember to sign in before each shift. Did you know that every time you sign in, Kitchen Angels receives $24.17 for each volunteer hour worked in credit from the city of Santa Fe. The credit is used in exchange for the land and building lease we have with the city. This is money we don't have to pay and your service ensures that we have a lovely facility in which to carry out our mission. If you ever forget to sign in, just write your name twice the next time you work a shift. We know it might seem tedious, but it really does count!

Angela and Rose signing in for kitchen and delivery. Hector counts his hours delivering to a client who lives rurally.
Kitchen Angels | 505-471-7780 | |
1222 Siler Road
Santa Fe, NM 87507