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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Special Performance by Barry Manilow

PALM SPRINGS - May 18, 2017: Pop culture icon and music legend Barry Manilow announced today that he will once again perform five holiday concerts to raise funds for 25 charities in the Coachella Valley.  AAP – Food Samaritans is among the beneficiaries, but we MUST be selected at the time of purchase! 
Manilow’s A Gift of Love IV concerts will feature his hit songs and holiday favorites. His past holiday concerts have surprised audiences with a children’s choir, Santa Claus, and even snow!  Concerts are scheduled for December 12 and 13 and then again December 15, 16 and 17 at the McCallum Theatre.

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AAP – Food Samaritans To Host “IndepenDANCE Day Party”

Historic O’Donnell House Will be the Site of Sizzling Benefit

PALM SPRINGS – May 16, 2017: AAP – Food Samaritans (AAP) will host a dazzling IndepenDANCE Day party and fundraiser on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at the historic O’Donnell House, perched high on the mountainside above the Palm Springs Art Museum, at 412 W. Tahquitz Canyon Way. The event begins at 7:30 pm, and the City of Palm Springs’ fireworks display will commence at approximately 9:15 pm. DJ Baz will play a range of upbeat dance songs (some with a patriotic twist) and guests will be treated to a ‘good ole’ 4th of July Bar-B-Q with burgers, grilled chicken, and more. Tickets for this event are $150, which includes an open bar, barbeque, entertainment, and valet parking.

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PALM SPRINGS – MAY 8, 2017: AAP – Food Samaritans (AAP) announced that it has created a new alliance with Desert AIDS Project (D.A.P.) in which AAP will now lead the nutrition programs for both organizations. Under the terms of the agreement, AAP will continue to supply monthly food vouchers to its clients but these will now be distributed (along with a monthly supply of fresh food) at the Morris & Lila Linsky Food Annex at the Greenburg Peet Campus. This gives AAP clients the opportunity to access other services provided at the campus, including those provided by D.A.P. AAP will lead and oversee all nutritional programs for both organizations. The program will be called the AAP – Food Samaritans Nutrition Program and will be implemented starting September 1.

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Foundation Continues Long-Standing Support of AAP Food Voucher Program

PALM SPRINGS – May 1, 2017: AAP - Food Samaritans (AAP) announced today that the Auen Foundation recently awarded a $25,000 grant to the organization to support its food voucher program for low-income Coachella Valley residents who suffer from HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses. This is the 18th consecutive year that the Auen Foundation has supported this program.

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