Our on-site food pantry provides a variety of nutritional foods for our clients. The food in our pantry is meant to act as a supplement to our clients’ household nutrition needs.

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How do I access the pantry?

Clients who require nutritional support must have an active food pantry referral completed by a Care Coordinator at their medical site. This referral will be updated at each Ryan White re-certification.

Once you have your referral, each month, you will come to the Damien Center and receive a Kroger Card and your groceries. Your access date is determined by the FIRST letter of your LAST name.

Access Days & Times

Access Day by Last Name

  • 1st M/T/W/F: Last Name A-G
  • 2nd M/T/W/F: Last Name H-L
  • 3rd M/T/W/F: Last Name M-P
  • 4th M/T/W/F: Last Name Q-Z
  • 5th M/T/W/F: No Pantry Access

Open Hours

  • Monday 10am - 4pm
  • Tuesday 12pm - 4pm
  • Wednesday 10am - 4pm
  • Friday 10am - 3pm

If you are unable to visit on your access week, please reach out to your Care team for additional options.

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About the Pantry

Looking for the 2020 Food Pantry Holiday Schedule? Click here!

Our convenient, pre-packaged grocery bags may include breakfast options (cereal, oatmeal), beans, vegetables, canned meats, soups, fruit, starches (pasta, rice, potatoes), bread, frozen meats, and other items as available. Food pantry order contents are based on current availability.

We provide food assistance to both our own clients and those who receive services at other AIDS Service Organizations. To access the food pantry monthly, clients must have an approved referral.

Current Needs

To donate to the Food Pantry, contact us by emailing [email protected] or visiting our In-Kind Support page.

If you wish to donate food items, please consider the following:

  • Canned fruits
  • Canned or pouches of meat
  • Peanut butter crackers
  • Peanut butter in plastic jars
  • Ensure (TM) (or other nutritional drinks)
  • Small, healthy snack items
  • Soups
  • Other non-perishables (canned fruits or vegetables, boxed items, etc.)

We are always in need of new and unopened hygiene or toiletry items, including:

  • Dish soap (small bottles)
  • Lotion
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Bar soap
  • Body wash
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Deodorant
  • Hygiene/disinfectant wipes

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