• 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
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    The 25th Anniversary ‘Evening Under the Stars’ Gala Will Take Place on May 5, 2018

    PALM SPRINGS – March 27, 2018: AAP – Food Samaritans (AAP) announced that it will honor several significant community members and organizations at the upcoming the 25th Annual Evening Under the Stars gala, to be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the O’Donnell Golf Club in Palm Springs. The honorees include Auen Foundation, represented by Sherrie Auen, Ron Auen, and Catharine Reed for the Jeannette Rockefeller Humanitarian Award, The Desert Sun Media Group for the Gloria Greene Inspiration Award, Desert Tennis Association, represented by Nabil Najjar for the Herb Lazenby Community Service Award, and Denise Haslam and Angela Slater for the Frank Jurczyk Volunteer Award. The honorees will receive public recognition at the annual fundraising event.

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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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  • DTA
  • Palm Springs Life
  • The Desert Sun
  • The Standard
  • The Auen Foundation
  • Maximum Security
  • Grace Helen Spearman Charitable Foundation