• 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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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!

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

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AAP - Food Samaritans
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Latest News


    Organization also received significant donation from Desert Tennis Association and received two awards from Desert Sun/Desert Magazine.

    PALM SPRINGS – March 14, 2017: AAP – Food Samaritans (AAP) announced that three community members have recently joined the organization’s Board of Directors. Mark Messenger, Craig Magaw, and Art Williams all recently agreed to join the AAP board and help the organization raise funds to support its ongoing mission to provide nutritional support to improve the quality of the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses. Biographies of the new board members are included at the end of this release.

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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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Application for Services

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Corporate Sponsors

  • The Auen Foundation
  • Grace Helen Spearman Charitable Foundation
  • Walgreens
  • Trio
  • The Desert Sun
  • CBS Local 2
  • The Standard
  • DTA
  • Palm Springs Life
  • Spencer’s