Prompted by a newspaper article about the growing number of people with AIDS in Marin County, Carola Detrick, a local business woman and volunteer at Project Open Hand in San Francisco, founded a similar organization in Marin County. She began preparing food in her own kitchen on March 3, 1993, initially serving just two clients. When her client list reached 28, Carola turned to Beth Ashley of the Marin Independent Journal, who wrote a feature article about the fledgling organization. Within two days, Meals of Marin (MOM) had over 50 volunteers.
MOM’s mission is to provide healthy, delicious, prepared meals to people with life-threatening illnesses throughout most of the San Francisco Bay Area. We deliver meals for every day of the week, allowing our clients to consistently eat nutritious meals without interruption. Our services are free of charge to those who qualify. We provide direct food services to home bound people who are battling life-threatening illnesses, such as breast cancer or Hepatitis C, or who are living with HIV/AIDS.
Since our inception, Meals of Marin has delivered over 1,200,000 meals. Since December 2015, our meals have been lovingly prepared and delivered by Jessie et Laurent. Through this heart-felt collaboration we deliver handmade entrées, soups and salads from fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.
“It’s an honor to contribute”
-Jessie and Laurent
With the growth of their company over the years, Jessie and Laurent knew that the next logical step was to give back to those most in need, to collaborate with many worthwhile causes closest to their clients’ hearts, and to join forces with individuals and corporations whose work is making a lasting impact in their communities. With purpose and mission, Jessie and Laurent truly believe that offering compassion and hope deeply benefits the human spirit.
Together, it is our goal to ensure that no one with a life-threatening illness in our community has to go hungry because he or she is too weak to shop for groceries or cook. We have no waiting list. In most cases, new clients can begin receiving meals the same week that they contact us.
We welcome you and thank you for your interest in Meals of Marin. We are grateful to caring people like you who have helped our program become what it is today and what it will continue to be in the future — a service organization dedicated to providing delicious, nutritious meals to people living with critical and life-threatening illness.