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Kids Kitchen, a collaboration between Growing Up New Mexico and The Food Depot, provides healthy meals and introduces a variety of nutritious food choices to children and families.


Kids Kitchen goes beyond alleviating hunger by providing meals; this service also fosters employment pathways for aspiring culinary professionals providing mentorship by the executive chef, development of specialized skills, and experience that leads to sustainable employment.


Kids Kitchen creates stability for families while investing in long-term solutions that improve overall community health.

View a sample menu of meals prepared by Kids Kitchen Executive Chef
Russell Johnson.




Kids Kitchen provides creative and nutritious meals to Santa Fe’s children through a joint venture between The Food Depot and Growing Up New Mexico.


Kids Kitchen creates a healthy, hunger-free Santa Fe so all families can succeed in life.

Fresh, healthy meals for Santa Fe's children