• AAP - Food Samaritans

    AAP - Food Samaritans

    We provide nutritional support to improve the quality of the lives of low-income people living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses throughout the Coachella Valley.

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  • December, 2017 A Gift of Love IV
  • December, 2017 A Gift of Love IV
2017 Best Charity & Best Fundraising Event!

2017 Best Charity & Best Fundraising Event!

AAP - Food Samaritans was voted “Best Charity,” and our Evening Under the Stars gala “Best Fundraising Event” by readers of The Desert Sun. This is a tremendous honor for us!

AAP - Food Samaritans

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Our Purpose

Now in its 25th year of service to the community, AAP – Food Samaritans remains dedicated to providing nutritional support to improve the quality of the lives of low-income people living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses.

Initiated by a small group of concerned citizens led by the late Gloria Greene and Jeannette Rockefeller, AAP provides nutritional support to members of the community with low incomes.  Learn More

Lily Tomlin
Actress / Comedienne
AAP - Food Samaritans
Photo by: Greg Gorman



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  • TDS Valley Voice: AAP - Food Samaritans Offerings Growing

    From The Desert Sun, Valley Voice - June 6, 2017

    Mealtime is probably not a challenge to most of us in the Coachella Valley. But for some of our community, this can be a daily struggle. It’s difficult to imagine what it is like to try to get by on $18,090 a year (or less). Visualize trying to do that while living with a life-threatening illness. For many people, this is inconceivable. But for the clients of AAP – Food Samaritans, this is a struggle they face every day. To help out, each month AAP – Food Samaritans provides nutritional support to economically disadvantaged residents who live with a life-threatening illness.

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Evening Under The Stars

Evening Under The Stars

Our largest fundraising event of the year and one of the most popular in the valley!

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  • The Auen Foundation
  • CBS Local 2
  • Grace Helen Spearman Charitable Foundation
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