Vance North Necessities of Life Program (NOLP) Food Pantries

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.

For more information, please download our July 2015 Nutrition Calendar or contact us at

Fact Sheets

Nutrition Fact Sheets - English

Tratamientos Nutrición - Español

NOLP Food Pantry Hours and Locations

NOTE: APLA and NOLP are closed Friday, July 3, in observance of Independence Day.

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.

  • Los Angeles, Koreatown
    The David Geffen Center

    611 South Kingsley Drive
    Los Angeles, CA 90005
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    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Open until 5:30 PM on Wednesday during weeks when the the pantry will be closed on Friday.
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Closed the last Friday of the month.
  • Long Beach
    NOLP at C.A.R.E. Program and Clinics
    St. Mary Medical Center
    411 E. 10th Street
    Long Beach, CA 90813
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    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Los Angeles, South L.A.
    S. Mark Taper Foundation Center

    1741 East 120th Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90059
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    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • North Hollywood
    San Fernando Valley

    7336 Bellaire Avenue
    North Hollywood, CA 91605
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    10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Claremont
    Foothill AIDS Project

    233 West Harrison Avenue
    Claremont, CA 91711
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    2nd Wednesday of the month
    11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Lancaster
    Bartz-Altadonna Community Health Center

    43322 Gingham Avenue
    Lancaster, CA 93535
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    11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Pasadena
    City of Pasadena Public Health Department, Andrew Escajeda Comprehensive Care Services

    1845 North Fair Oaks Avenue
    Pasadena, CA 91103
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    9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Venice
    Common Ground, a program of Venice Family Clinic

    2401 Lincoln Boulevard
    Santa Monica, CA 90405
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    3rd Friday of the month
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Food Donations/Food Drives

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.

Book Donations

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.