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.
NOLP’s pre-bagged groceries include fresh dairy, frozen meats, fresh vegetables and an assortment of canned and dry goods, as well as hygiene items and cleaning supplies. 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.
NOLP operates from four main locations and through collaborations with organizations in the Antelope Valley and the San Gabriel Valley.
If you are currently enrolled in the Vance North Necessities of Life Program (NOLP), you will be eligible to receive a Thanksgiving turkey! Please download a Turkey Week 2014 flyer for information on eligibility and the distribution schedule. If you have any questions, please call NOLP at 213.201.1433.
Please note: As of July 1, 2011, clients need to submit a photo ID in addition to their other paperwork for enrollment or re-enrollment. Before visiting your food pantry site, please call 213.201.1600 to confirm hours of operation. Check below for temporary changes.
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.
If you have books to donate to NOLP, call 213.201.1495 or send an e-mail.
For information on volunteering at NOLP, please call 818.255.0080.