Kitchen Angels has arrived at an extraordinary moment in time. After more than 22 years, 14 of which have been in the Coll-Green Angel Depot at 1222 Siler Road in Santa Fe, we are Spreading Our Wings and we need your help.
In our 22 years of operation, we have prepared and delivered over 800,000 meals to more than 4,000 homebound individuals. While the number of people we serve has grown steadily since 1992, over the past 6 years we have seen an average increase in clients of 18% annually. We are literally bursting at the seams and we need to renovate and expand our kitchen, loading dock, and storage and pantry areas. We also need room for Kitchenality, our resale store of donated, gently used kitchen equipment, tools, and other items, which will help us generate income throughout the year that will be used to serve our growing number of clients.
Kitchen Angels believes no one in our community who is homebound due to a chronic, surgery-related, or terminal medical condition should ever go without appropriate nutrition. Making sure our homebound neighbors have healthy and nutritious food is simply the right thing to do.
Your donation, large or small, will help us to expand and meet the increasing demand for food assistance among homebound people in our community. Our Capital Campaign will address a one-time need that goes beyond our annual operating budget.
Our goal is to raise $1.2 million, which includes $350,000 to renovate our kitchen and related areas, $495,000 to purchase the remaining half of the Angel Depot that is vacant due to the relocation of the Food Depot, and $300,000 to strengthen our endowment and make certain we can accommodate client growth with no waiting list for services.
Make your pledge now. Your donation will go a long way in helping us Spread Our Wings, expand our facilities, and help more people in need.
Thanks to you, we reached our Mabee Foundation matching grant. But we still have about $25,000 left to raise, so please consider a beginning-of-the-year donation.
Thank you for your kindness and your generosity!