APLA Food Drive 2013

APLA World AIDS Day Food Drive

On December 1, 2013 (World AIDS Day), APLA will initiate a massive countywide food drive to secure donations of non-perishable food and personal hygiene items for persons living with HIV/AIDS.

Proper nutrition is so important to the health and well-being of people living with HIV/AIDS. But many thousands of APLA clients struggle to manage a complicated and chronic disease while facing desperate poverty and hunger that even the most hopeful economic recovery will not improve. The Vance North Necessities of Life Program (NOLP) operates 9 food pantries across Los Angeles County (Santa Monica, Lancaster, North Hollywood, Mid-Wilshire, South LA, Long Beach, Pomona, Claremont and Pasadena), where people with HIV/AIDS are able to bring home the equivalent of four bags of groceries every single week at no charge.

Donations collected at the food drive will help supplement the food provided to the clients who visit the food pantries every week.

The following items are being requested for the food drive:

  • 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 tea
  • Personal hygiene items
    (toothpaste, shaving cream, shampoo, mouthwash,
    feminine hygiene products, etc.)

You can download this list here.

Items can be dropped off at any of the following locations:

  • APLA Necessities of Life Program Warehouse
    7336 Bellaire Ave., North Hollywood 91605 [map]
  • Ben & Jerry's Union Station
    800 N. Alameda Ave., Unit K4, Los Angeles 90012 [map]
  • Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties Office
    540 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena 91101 [map]
  • Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties Office
    9696 Wilshire Blvd., 3rd Floor, Beverly Hills 90210 [map]
  • Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties Office
    16810 Ventura Blvd., Encino 91436 [map]
  • Pavilions West Hollywood (dropoff only on December 1st from Noon-4pm)
    8969 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood 90069 [map]

We are thrilled that the Pavilions stores in Hollywood [map] and West Hollywood [map] have agreed to sell bags of groceries from November 1-December 25 for $10 as part of their Hunger Food Drive and have designated APLA as the beneficiary of these bags of food.

In addition, the Pleasure Chest is generously offering a free gift for donations of food or toiletries through December 31st:

Pleasure Chest 2013 Food Drive

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Individuals and groups are encouraged to conduct their own food drives in the weeks leading up to and after December 1st. This is the best way for you to help us collect much needed food and personal hygiene items.

In addition, we will have a number of locations on December 1st where we will be collecting food donations, and we will also be tabling at a number of grocery stores distributing flyers about food items needed. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Jim Williams at jwilliams@apla.org.

Are you interested in helping out by dropping off food, spreading the word, or organizing a food drive of your own? Do you have other ideas you would like to share? Click the "I can help!" button below, and let us know!

Or, if you aren't able to purchase groceries but would like to make a donation to our food pantry program or to purchase a Thanksgiving dinner for an APLA client, please visit our online donation form.

Find us on Facebook at @aidsprojectla. Tag us on Twitter at @aplatweets. Tag our new Instagram account at @aidsprojectlosangeles.

Date: Sunday, December 1, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

We're sorry, the deadline for registering for this event has passed.

 

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