Food Pantry Distribution - APLA
Quick Overview: Help us load and distribute grocery bags to our APLA Health clients.
Impact: APLA Health’s Vance North Necessities of Life Program (NOLP) started as a food voucher program in 1986 and has since become the nation’s largest network of food pantries for people with HIV/AIDS. It is currently operating out of eight locations throughout Los Angeles County. Clients of NOLP 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. NOLP provides groceries to over 1,700 clients who live on a limited income.
Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: We welcome volunteers to help us load grocery bags with fresh produce, frozen meats, dry goods or hygiene items and distribute to our APLA Health clients. We also have opportunities to lead recreational activities to interact with our clients while they wait for their groceries: Music, Jenga, Connect Four, Cornhole, etc.
Additional Details: We are always looking for volunteers to dedicate time at or food pantry, NOLP. The Food Pantry is open on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. at the David Geffen Center located at 611 S. Kingsley Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90005. (Please note: NOLP is closed every first Friday of the month). We welcome a half day or full day of service!
*Dress Code* - Please dress in comfortable clothing, such as jeans, t-shirts, and tennis shoes. No tank tops or tight clothing. All volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes.
The 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.
PLEASE DO NOT VOLUNTEER IF:
- 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.
- We will also display best practices throughout the event, encouraging everyone to wash their hands for at least twenty seconds and avoid shaking hands.
Thank you for your support.
All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety
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