APLA World AIDS Day Food DriveFor World AIDS Day 2015, APLA will conduct a massive food drive activating constituents all over LA County to donate non-perishable food items and personal hygiene items to persons living with HIV/AIDS. These donations will help to supplement the groceries available at the 8 different Vance North Necessities of Life Program (NOLP) locations every week.

Proper nutrition is so important to the health and well-being of people living with HIV/AIDS. AIDS Project Los Angeles sees over 6,000 low-income clients every single year, with an average income of less than $800/mo. The Vance North Necessities of Life Program (NOLP) operates 8 food pantries across Los Angeles County (Santa Monica, Lancaster, North Hollywood, Mid-Wilshire, South LA, Long Beach, Claremont and Pasadena) where clients are able to bring home the equivalent of four bags of groceries every single week at no charge.

What Do We Need?

From November 6 through December 25, 2015, individuals are invited to purchase and donate any of the following non-perishable or personal items, and/or conduct a food drive to collect these items:

  • 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.)

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Participating Locations

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

  • APLA Necessities of Life Program Warehouse
    7336 Bellaire Ave., North Hollywood 91605
  • AIDS Walk Office
    3550 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 890, Los Angeles 90010
    Closed November 16 - 27 and December 21 - January 1
  • The Abbey Food & Bar
    692 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood 90069
  • Akbar
    4356 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles 90029
    Open 4 p.m. - 2 a.m.
  • Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties Office (November 3 - December 25)
    1714 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles 90027
  • Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties Office (November 3 - December 25)
    9696 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills 90212
  • Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties Office (November 3 - December 25)
    11677 San Vicente Blvd. 3rd Fl., Los Angeles 90049
  • Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties Office (November 3 - December 25)
    14141 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks 91423
  • Comerica Bank (25 Southern California locations) - view list
  • Pavilions - West Hollywood
    8969 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood 90069
    Vons/Pavilions has agreed to sell bags of groceries from October 28 - December 22 for $7 as part of their Help Us End Hunger Holiday Food Drive and has designated APLA as the beneficiary of these bags of food.
  • Pavilions - Hollywood
    727 Vine St., Los Angeles 90038
    Vons/Pavilions has agreed to sell bags of groceries from October 28 - December 22 for $7 as part of their Help Us End Hunger Holiday Food Drive and has designated APLA as the beneficiary of these bags of food.
  • SAG-AFTRA (November 16 - December 11)
    5757 Wilshire Blvd., 7th Floor, Los Angeles 90036
  • Silika Store
    7703 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood 90046
  • West Hollywood City Hall Lobby (December 1 - January 2)
    8300 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood 90069

How You Can Get Involved

Individuals and groups are encouraged to conduct their own food drives. This is the best way for you to help us collect much needed food and personal hygiene items.

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.

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