NOLP Food Pantries & Nutrition

Vance North Necessities of Life Program (NOLP)

Begun as a $35-a-week food voucher program in 1986, APLA’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


Nutrition Fact Sheets – English
Tratamientos Nutrición – Español


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

NOLP Food Pantry Locations

Clients need to submit a photo ID in addition to their other paperwork for enrollment or re-enrollment.
Before visiting your food pantry site, check below or please call 213.201.1600 to confirm hours of operation.



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

Wednesday: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1:30-4:30 p.m.
(Open until 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday during weeks when the pantry will be closed on Friday.)
Friday: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1:30-5:30 p.m.
(Closed the first Friday of the month.)



AIDS Food Store in Long Beach
3935 E. 10th St.
Long Beach, CA 90804 map

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



S. Mark Taper Foundation Center
1741 E. 120th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90059 map

Thursday: 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1:30-4:30 p.m.



7336 Bellaire Ave.
North Hollywood, CA 91605 map

Thursday: 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.


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

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



Bartz-Altadonna Community Health Center
43322 Gingham Ave. Ste. 105
Lancaster, CA 93535 map

Thursday: 11 a.m.-4 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
2401 Lincoln Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405 map

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

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.