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NOLP Food Pantries & Nutrition

Vance North Necessities of Life Program (NOLP)

Begun as a $35-a-week food voucher program in 1986, APLA Health’s Vance North Necessities of Life Program (NOLP) has since become the nation’s largest network of food pantries for people with HIV/AIDS, currently operating out of 14 locations throughout Los Angeles County.

Clients at our NOLP food pantries receive pre-bagged groceries that include fresh dairy, frozen meats, fresh produce, and an assortment of canned and dry goods that cover 100% of weekly meals as well as hygiene items and cleaning supplies.

NOLP clients also receive bilingual, one-on-one nutritional counseling and nutrition classes. Fact sheets about a range of nutrition topics and recipes for use with NOLP products are available in all NOLP locations.

For more information, please contact us via nolp@apla.org.

NOLP Events, Recipes, and Fact Sheets

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

For the schedule of monthly nutrition classes, nutrition screening dates, Lunch & Learns, and yoga classes, view our current nutrition calendar.

DOWNLOAD CALENDAR
 
NOLP SCHEDULE CHANGE

CALENDARIO DE EVENTOS

Para ver el calendario de clases de nutrición mensuales, fechas de exámenes de nutrición, sesiones educativas y clases de yoga, consulte nuestro calendario de nutrición actual.

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NOLP CAMBIO DE HORARIO

Masks / Tapabocas

Masks are still required in healthcare settings and some other locations, and they are strongly recommended in others.

Todavía se requieren máscaras en centros médicos y en algunos otros lugares, y se recomiendan enfáticamente en otros.
 

MAY RESOURCE OF THE MONTH

Level Up with Los Angeles Unified Adult Education

Ready to start your new career? Career courses are available across Los Angeles.

  • Career quick start courses for English learners
  • “Speedboat” high-speed skill-builder courses
  • Courses in career program areas
LEARN MORE

 
 

ABRIL RECURSO DEL MES

Clases de Educación Gratuitas

¿Necesitas lo siguiente?

  • Para obtener un diploma de escuela secundaria o equivalente
  • Capacitación laboral para mejorar sus habilidades o comenzar una nueva carrera
  • Adquirir conocimientos informáticos
  • Aprende el idioma inglés (ESL)
MÁS INFORMACIÓN

 
 

HAVE A SPECIAL DIET?

Vegan?
Vegetarian?
Gluten-Free?
Substitutions may be available!
Call or text Rene at 213.201.1478.

¿TIENES UNA DIETA ESPECIAL?

¿Vegana?
¿Vegetariana?
¿Sin Gluten?
¡Puede haber substitutiones disponibles!
Llamar o texto Rene a 213.201.1478.

HEALTHY RECIPES

Asparagus recipes (pdf)
Broccoli recipes (pdf)
Chicken recipes (pdf)

RECETAS SALUDABLES

Recetas de brócoli (pdf)
Recetas de espárragos (pdf)
Recetas de pollo (pdf)

NUTRITION FACT SHEETS

Bloating and Gas (pdf)
Bone Health (pdf)
Diarrhea (pdf)
Heartburn (pdf)
Loss of Appetite (pdf)
Nausea (pdf)
Oral Health (pdf)

TRATAMIENTOS NUTRICIÓN

Las Agruras (pdf)
Diarrea (pdf)
El Gas y la Hinchazón (pdf)
Hablemos de Pavo (pdf)
Huesos Sanos (pdf)
Náuseas (pdf)
Pérdida de Apetito (pdf)
Salud Oral (pdf)

Enrollment Forms

Enrollment for NOLP is easy. Provide a copy of your photo ID and proof of HIV diagnosis, and complete our enrollment form.

For more information on qualifications, enrollment, and how the program operates, please download the NOLP Fact Sheet.

NOLP Food Pantry Locations

As hours may change due to holidays or unforeseen circumstances, please contact us at 213.201.1433 before visiting your local pantry site.

Locations

KOREATOWN

David Geffen Health Center, Koreatown
611 S. Kingsley Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90005 map

Wednesday / Friday: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
1st Friday of the month: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

 

LONG BEACH

AFS/APLA Health
590 E. Willow St.
Long Beach, CA 90806 map

Tuesday: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

 

SOUTH LOS ANGELES

APLA Health Center, CDU/MLK Medical Campus
1679 E. 120th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90059 map

Thursday: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. / 1:30-5 p.m.
Closes at 3 p.m. on 3rd Thursday of the month

 

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

Vance North Necessities of Life Program, North Hollywood
7336 Bellaire Ave.
North Hollywood, CA 91605 map

Thursday: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
3rd Thursday of the month: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

 

HOLLYWOOD

Project Angel Food
922 Vine St.
Los Angeles, CA 90038 map

Saturday: 1-4 p.m.

CLAREMONT

Foothill AIDS Project
233 W. Harrison Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711 map

2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month: 1:30-3:30 p.m.

 

ANTELOPE VALLEY

Wesley Health Centers – Health and Wellness Center
45104 10th St. West
Lancaster, CA 93534 map

Thursday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. / 1-3 p.m.

 

PASADENA

Wesley Health Centers – Andrew Escajeda Clinic
1845 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103 map

Friday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. / 1-3 p.m.

 

VENICE

Venice Family Clinic/Common Ground
622 Rose Ave.
Venice, CA 90291 map

3rd Thursday of the month: 1-3 p.m.

 

EAST HOLLYWOOD

Wesley Health Centers – Vermont
954 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90029 map

Wednesday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. / 1-3 p.m.

Kitchenless Meal Bags

The Vance North Necessities of Life Program is now offering kits with ready to eat items for clients who are unhoused or cannot properly store or refrigerate their pantry groceries. For more information on how to receive your meal bag, please call 213.201.1433 or 213.201.1477.

El programa de Necesidades de Vida de Vance North está ofreciendo bolsas con alimentos ya listos para comer, para personas sin hogar, o personas que no puedan refrigerar su despensa. Para más información en cómo obtener su bolsa de alimentos, favor de llamar al 213.201.1433 or 213.201.1477.

How to Help NOLP and Your Community

Volunteers

For information on volunteering at NOLP, please send an email to volunteer@apla.org or visit our Volunteer page.