Here’s where to donate for APLA’s massive food drive in Los Angeles County

WEST HOLLYWOOD — APLA Health is conducting a massive food drive throughout Los Angeles County with drop-offs in four locations.

Donation bins are at three APLA locations:

Bins are also located at West Hollywood City Hall until December 29.

A Google map of the locations is here.

Good nutrition is vital to the health and well-being of people living with HIV. APLA Health helps more than 14,000 low-income patients each year, and the North Hollywood location distributes 120,000 bags of free groceries each year to its eight food pantries in the county:  Claremont, Long Beach, Lancaster, Mid-Wilshire, North Hollywood, Pasadena, Santa Monica, South L.A.

APLA has a shopping list of non-perishable or personal items they are encouraging people to purchase and donate:

  • Whole-grain cereal
  • Canned meats
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Chicken or vegetable stock
  • Peanut butter
  • Cooking oils
  • Non-perishable, 100 percent juice
  • Evaporated milk
  • Coffee and teas
  • Personal-hygiene items such as toothpaste, shaving cream, shampoo, mouthwash, feminine-hygiene products

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Award-winning journalist Phillip Zonkel spent 17 years at Long Beach’s Press-Telegram, where he was the first reporter in the paper’s history to have a beat covering the city’s vibrant LGBTQ. He also created and ran the popular and innovative LGBTQ news blog, Out in the 562.

He won two awards and received a nomination for his reporting on the local LGBT community, including a two-part investigation that exposed anti-gay bullying of local high school students and the school districts’ failure to implement state mandated protections for LGBT students.