*STOCK THE PANTRY: Sort Food with AIDS Project L.A.

Location: North Hollywood CA, 91605

Date: 11/13/2019 Spots Remaining: 8


*UPDATEThe health and safety of everyone who attends our volunteer events is our top priority. Please know that we continue to monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and we are taking necessary precautions.

WHAT: Prepare nutritious grocery bags for those living with HIV/AIDS.

ABOUT APLA: APLA Health’s mission is to achieve health care equity and promote well-being for the LGBT and other underserved communities and people living with and affected by HIV. https://aplahealth.org/

VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES: Volunteers help prepare grocery and nutrition bags for distribution through the Necessities of Life Program, which provides food and other basic necessities to low-income people living with HIV/AIDS.

IMPACT: APLA Health and Wellness is dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by HIV disease, reducing the incidence of HIV infection, and advocating for fair and effective HIV-related public policy.


  • APLA policy prohibits the following: tank tops, sleeveless shirts, sandals, or open-toe shoes.
  • Tuberculosis is the leading cause of death for people living with HIV, so repeat volunteers must provide evidence of a negative TB test.
Special COVID-19 precautions:
    • You feel sick or have been near anyone who appears sick.
    • You are at high risk for serious illness.
  • In addition to standard health and sanitation procedures, APLA Staff will:
    • Take your temperature before the day begins to ensure you do not have a fever.
    • Implement social distancing measures. Staff will ensure appropriate distance is maintained between each volunteer during check-in, orientation, and during the volunteer event.
    • Provide hand sanitizer for use.
    • Provide gloves to all volunteers.
    • Provide face masks to all volunteers.
    • Display best practices throughout the event, encouraging everyone to wash their hands for at least twenty seconds and avoid shaking hands.

REQUIREMENTS: Minors over 16 may volunteer for this project, but must bring and have signed by a parent/guardian a Volunteer Agreement & Release for Minors


  • not been or felt sick in the last 2 weeks
  • not been around anyone who has been or felt sick in the last 2 weeks
  • bring your own mask
  • if possible, bring your own hand sanitizer 
  • All volunteers must wear masks at all times.
  • You must wash your hands at the beginning and end of the volunteer activity, and any time after touching your face.
  • Physical contact is to be avoided and 6 foot distancing will be required.
  • Please avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, or mouth. Wash your hands immediately if you do so.
  • Practice good coughing/sneezing etiquette.


ACCESSIBILITY: L.A. Works firmly believes that we strengthen the social fabric of our community by involving all in service. If you feel you need accommodations to participate in this project please email us at info@laworks.com.

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*This project is managed by L.A. Works for our nonprofit partner and is led by an L.A. Works Volunteer Project Leader. L.A. Works is a nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area. 

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Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities
  • Issue Area(s): Hunger & Homelessness
  • Population Served: Families, Homeless, Low-income Communities, People with Health-Based Concerns
  • Activity Type: Food Preparation & Meal Services,Collecting, Sorting & Packaging
  • Age Minimum (with Adult): 16+, Minimum Age:18+
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