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Supplemental Food for People Living with HIV/AIDS

by Our House of Portland Vetted since 2010 Site Visit Verified
Supplemental Food for People Living with HIV/AIDS
Supplemental Food for People Living with HIV/AIDS
Supplemental Food for People Living with HIV/AIDS
Supplemental Food for People Living with HIV/AIDS

Summary

Esther's Pantry provides supplemental food to low income people in the Portland area who are living with HIV/AIDS. Many clients also have a history of mental illness, homelessness and substance abuse.

$20,439
total raised
65
donors
0
monthly donors
8
years

Challenge

People living below the poverty line and struggling with HIV/AIDS often go without the basic necessities, including food. Esther's Pantry helps by providing nutrient rich supplemental foods that helps these individuals maintain they health. Because of the stigma that is often associated with HIV/AIDS, Esther's Pantry provides a safe environment where clients can receive services from staff and volunteers that are supportive and non-judgmental. Without Esther's, clients would likely go hungry.

Solution

Esther's Pantry provides nutritional food and personal care items to over 200 people each month who are living with HIV/AIDS that would otherwise go hungry. Clients select the food they like from each of the basic food groups.

Long-Term Impact

This stable food source to more that 200 individuals each month helps ensure our clients will not experience a decline in their health due to lack of nutrition. This is part of what will keep them out of the hospital and maintain their independence.

Resources

http:/​/​www.ourhouseofportland.org
Our House

Organization Information

Our House of Portland

Location: Portland, OR - USA
Website:
Project Leader:
Chris McDonald
Portland, OR United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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