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 eight 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, 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

Coronavirus Update: Schedule Changes


NOLP Events, Recipes, and Fact Sheets


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

NOTE: NOLP has cancelled group nutrition classes for the rest of the month of March. If you need to complete the nutrition requirement for NOLP, the following options are available:

  • Call APLA nutrition staff to complete the requirement over the phone: Janelle 213.201.1556 or Oscar 213.201.1326.
  • See the dietitian where you receive your medical care. Ask for a copy of the session/encounter and bring it to NOLP with your other paperwork.
  • Ask your MD, PA, NP, or RN to give you a letter stating they are addressing your nutritional needs. Their signature and credentials are required.


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.

NOTA: Hemos cancelado nuestras clases de nutrición en grupo por el resto del mes de marzo. Si necesita hacer su requisito de nutrición para NOLP, puede hacer uno de lo siguiente:

  • Llame a un personal de nutrición de APLA para completar el requisito por teléfono: Janelle 213.201.1556 o Oscar 213.201.1326.
  • Vea el dietista donde recibe su atención medica. Pida una copia de la sesión y tráigala a NOLP junto con sus documentos.
  • Pídale a su médico, o enfermera una carta que declare que ellos están observando su necesidades nutricionales. La firma y credenciales de ellos son requisitos.


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


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


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


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

Clients need to submit a photo ID in addition to their other paperwork for enrollment or re-enrollment. For more information on qualifications, enrollment, and how the program operates, please download the NOLP Fact Sheet.

NOLP Food Pantry Locations

Before visiting your food pantry site, check below to confirm hours of operation or please call 213.201.1600.



The David Geffen Center
611 S. Kingsley Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90005 (map)

Wednesday / Friday: 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. & 2-5:30 p.m.
(Closed the first Friday of the month.)



AIDS Food Store in Long Beach
1066 Atlantic Ave. Ste. A
Long Beach, CA 90813 (map)

Tuesday: 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1:30-3 p.m.



OASIS Clinic
1807 E. 120th St. (parking lot)
Los Angeles, CA 90059 map

Thursday: 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.



7336 Bellaire Ave.
North Hollywood, CA 91605 (map)

Thursday: 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.


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

2nd Wednesday of the month: 2-4 p.m.



Tarzana Treatment Center
320 E. Palmdale Blvd.
Palmdale, CA 93550 map

Thursday: 12-1 p.m.



JWCH (Wesley Health Center)
1845 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103 (map)

Friday: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.



Common Ground, a program of Venice Family Clinic
622 Rose Ave.
Venice, CA 90291 (map)

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

How to Help NOLP and Your Community

Host your own food drive!

NOLP’s Warehouse Coordinator will drop off and pick up donation tubs to your location.
Donation pickup is available from all NOLP locations. To schedule a food drive or a donation
pickup, please call 213.201.1495.

Book Donations

We also accept book donations for our clients.
If you have books to donate to NOLP, call 213.201.1495.


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