The City of West Hollywood is supporting APLA Health in its efforts to conduct a massive food drive across Los Angeles County. West Hollywood City Hall is welcoming donations of non-perishable food and personal hygiene items aimed at helping people living with HIV/AIDS.
Throughout December, until Friday, December 29, 2017, there will be donation bins at West Hollywood City Hall, located at 8300 Santa Monica Boulevard. Donations will supplement groceries available through APLA Health’s Vance North Necessities of Life Program (NOLP).
Individuals who wish to participate in the drive are encouraged to purchase and donate any of the following non-perishable or personal items:
- Whole-grain cereal;
- Canned meats;
- Canned fruits and vegetables;
- Chicken or vegetable stock;
- Peanut butter;
- Cooking oils;
- Non-perishable juices (100-percent juice);
- Evaporated milk;
- Coffee and teas; and
- Personal-hygiene items, such as: toothpaste, shaving cream, shampoo, mouthwash, feminine-hygiene products, etc.
Proper nutrition is vitally important to the health and well-being of people living with HIV/AIDS. For details, including a downloadable shopping checklist and additional food-drive drop-off locations, please visit aplahealth.org/fooddrive.
About APLA Health’s 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.
Other Ways You Can Help
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.
We also accept book donations for our clients.
If you have books to donate to NOLP, call 213.201.1495.
For more information, please contact the City of West Hollywood’s Social Services Division at (323) 848-6510. For people who are deaf or hearing impaired, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.