• 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
  • May 2018 25th Annual Evening Under The Stars
  • December, 2017 A Gift of Love IV
  • 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
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  • 24th Annual Palm Springs Open To Benefit AAP - Food Samaritans

    Desert Tennis Association Continues Long-Standing Support of AAP Food Voucher Program

    PALM SPRINGS – October 23, 2017: AAP - Food Samaritans (AAP) announced today that the Desert Tennis Association will continue it long-time support of AAP by donating the proceeds from the upcoming 24th Annual Palm Springs Open to AAP to support its food voucher program for low-income Coachella Valley residents living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses. This is the 12th consecutive year that Desert Tennis Association has supported AAP. The Palm Springs Open is an international tennis tournament run by the Desert Tennis Association (DTA) that attracts more than 300 LGBT players from around the world. DTA is a non-profit corporation that organizes tennis events for the LGBT community in the Coachella Valley and raises funds for local charities. The event is free to the public, and a portion of the proceeds from the silent auction and dinner will benefit AAP. The tournament schedule will be available at deserttennis.us.

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Evening Under The Stars

Evening Under The Stars

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Corporate Sponsors

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  • DTA
  • The Desert Sun
  • The Standard
  • Walgreens
  • Palm Springs Life
  • Spencer’s
  • Grace Helen Spearman Charitable Foundation
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