For the first time in 30 years, Project Angel Food and APLA Health are expanding their longtime partnership to include a new distribution site for food insecure people living with HIV/AIDS, the two organizations announced Friday, July 10.
Project Angel Food was founded in 1989, six years after APLA in 1983, both in response to the AIDS crisis, and both organizations have continued to serve Los Angeles’s most vulnerable communities during COVID-19. Today, Project Angel Food is proud to continue its 20-year partnership with APLA Health by hosting a satellite food pantry for the Vance North Necessities of Life Program (NOLP). The pantry will be in operation every Saturday beginning July 11(1:30 p.m.- 5 p.m.), in the parking lot behind Project Angel Food’s 922 Vine Street location, to alleviate overcrowding at APLA Health’s NOLP food pantry in Koreatown.
APLA Health clients who reside in the Hollywood neighborhoods immediately surrounding Project Angel Food, will now be able to travel shorter distances to collect their pre-bagged groceries (including fresh dairy, frozen meats, fresh produce, and an assortment of canned and dry goods, as well as hygiene items and cleaning supplies) and will experience reduced wait times upon arrival. Those clients who are unable to travel, due to any number of HIV/AIDS related health complications, will be referred to Project Angel Food’s medically tailored meal delivery program, as they have been since the beginning of the organization’s partnership with APLA Health.
For more information about APLA Health’s Vance North Necessities of Life Program (NOLP) click here: https://aplahealth.org/services/nolp-food-pantries-nutrition/