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Contributions may be delivered to AIDS Alabama South from Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. For more information contact our Food & Hygiene Director, Candace Taylor 251-272-8921
AIDS Alabama South's HIV/AIDS Food Bank is committed to addressing nutrition and as it relates to the complications associated with HIV and AIDS.
Our objective is to provide nutritional care and support for persons living with HIV and AIDS, while helping them to achieve optimal nutritional status.
The Food Bank:
- Distributes nutritionally balanced food boxes and liquid supplements
- Provides nutritional counselling on healthy eating habits, dealing with dietary challenges and nutritional management as it relates to medication and food interaction.
- Provides education on food preparation, food budgeting and the importance of exercise.
- Provides education on all aspects of food safety including food hygiene and appropriate storage etc.
Food Items You Can Donate:
Fruit and vegetables juices
Others items: sugar, rice, seasonings, pastas, jams, jellies, peanut butter, granola bars, nuts, apple sauce etc.
Personal Hygiene Items Needed:
Everything from toilet paper to hair care items (for all hair types!), toothbrushes and toothpaste, detergent, bleach, lotion, etc.
Why is your support of our Food & Hygiene Bank Necessary:
Generally, people who are ill have difficulty working. HIV/AIDS can bring with it a series of nutritional dysfunctions. The weakening of the immune system reinforces the need for nutritional support.