In March 2020, APLA Health expanded its Vance North Necessities of Life Program (NOLP) to provide 100% of a person’s recommended daily allowance (RDA) for low-income people living with HIV in Los Angeles and increase the ability for more people to join the program. By providing the equivalent of three meals a day, seven days a week, we are able to reduce food insecurity and help clients with reducing living expenses.

“Previously, the Vance North Necessities of Life Program represented a supplemental food program, providing 50% of a person’s weekly RDA, but with the high cost of living in Los Angeles, we knew that just wasn’t enough. 100% of the people who use our program live below an annual income of $25,000, which is a stark comparison to the median LA income of $55,000,” says Jeff Bailey, director of HIV Access Programs at APLA Health. “Now, not only can we provide more food for individuals, we also want more individuals to join the program and receive food.”
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