The need is great, and organizations have combined their efforts recently to help those with HIV — specifically, the AIDS Food Store of Long Beach and AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) Health’s Vance North Necessities of Life Program (NOLP).
The partnership creates the third largest NOLP in L.A. County, with more than 1,750 bags of groceries given to more than 279 people per month, according to a release.
“It’s really important for the AIDS Food Store and APLA to have this partnership,” food store board of directors president John Newell said. “The store has the delivery system and APLA has connections. It will benefit both organizations.”