• 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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  • May 2018 25th Annual Evening Under The Stars
  • May 5, 2018 25th Annual Evening Under The Stars
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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Latest News


    Academy Awards Celebration to Feature Signature Orange Carpet Arrivals
    PALM SPRINGS – February 13, 2018: In celebration of the 90th annual Academy Awards, TRIO Restaurant in Palm Springs will host the ninth annual “Hollywood’s Biggest Night” to benefit AAP-Food Samaritans at 4 pm on Sunday, March 4, 2018. The glittering evening will include signature ‘orange carpet’ arrivals featuring a group of paparazzo, and a special greeting from dynamic hostess and local celebrity, Bella da Ball. The Oscars® pre-show and awards presentations will be viewed on special screens throughout Trio’s bar and restaurant areas. 

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Your generous donation will help us to continue to feed men, women and children!

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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

Application for Services

Are you in need of our assistance? Learn more and download our application packet!

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Our Angels are the backbone of AAP. Learn more about how to become an Angel!

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Corporate Sponsors

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