To commemorate World AIDS Day, APLA Health is conducting a food drive and encouraging individuals across Los Angeles County to donate non-perishable food items and personal hygiene products for people living with HIV.

APLA Health sees more than 14,000 low-income patients each year, and a typical client of our Vance North Necessities of Life Program (NOLP) food pantry lives on less than $1,000 per month. Proper nutrition is vital to the health and well-being of people living with HIV, so NOLP distributes 120,000 bags of free groceries each year out of 8 food pantries across the County (Santa Monica, Lancaster, North Hollywood, Mid-Wilshire, South L.A., Long Beach, Pasadena, and Claremont).

What do our clients need?

This holiday season, we are calling on everyone in our community to purchase and donate any of the following non-perishable or personal items, and/or conduct a food drive of their own to collect these items.
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  • Whole grain cereal
  • Canned meats
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Chicken or vegetable stock
  • Peanut butter
  • Cooking oils
  • Non-perishable 100% juices
  • Evaporated milk
  • Coffee and teas
  • Personal hygiene items (toothpaste, shaving cream, shampoo, mouthwash, feminine hygiene products, etc.)

Participating Locations

Items can be dropped off at any of the following locations:
  • APLA Health
    • Necessities of Life Program Warehouse
      7336 Bellaire Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91605
    • Education Center
      3741 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90016
    • David Geffen Center
      611 S Kingsley Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90005

How else can you help?

Create your own food drive in honor of World AIDS Day!
The holiday season is the ideal time to start your own local food drive at your school, office, social spot, or religious institution. You can drop off collections at APLA Health’s NOLP Warehouse (7336 Bellaire Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91605) or contact the NOLP Warehouse Manager to coordinate pick-ups at 213.201.1495.

Pay for a Holiday Meal!
If you aren’t able to donate groceries but want to contribute to our food pantry program or purchase a holiday meal for an APLA Health client, please visit our online donation form.

Spread the word!
Follow us on social media and spread the word about the World AIDS Day Food Drive.
#aplahealth #aplafooddrive #foodismedicine #worldaidsday

Do you have other ideas you would like to share?
Send us an email and let us know!


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