California Nonprofit Groups Awarded Positive Helpings Grants to Fight Hunger and Improve Nutrition for People Living With HIV/AIDS.LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 28, 1999--
$98,500 in Awards from Philip Morris Companies Inc. Responds
to the Changing Face of the AIDS Epidemic
Today, seven AIDS service organizations AIDS service organizations are community based that provide community support. While their primary function is to provide needed services to individuals with HIV, they also provide support services for their families and friends as well as conduct prevention efforts. across California serving people living with HIV/AIDS HIV/AIDS Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome received Positive Helpings awards totaling $98,500 from Philip Morris Companies Inc.
The company's $600,000 national Positive Helpings initiative is a partnership with the National AIDS Fund and the AIDS Nutrition Services Alliance (ANSA ANSA - Advanced Network Systems Architecture ) to support innovative efforts that fight hunger Fight Hunger is a global initiative, based in Rome, Italy , calling for the end of child hunger by 2015 . It is organised by the World Food Programme and its partners, and comprises different activities throughout the year. and improve nutrition for people living with HIV/AIDS. All local organizations are required to find matching funds Noun 1. matching funds - funds that will be supplied in an amount matching the funds available from other sources
cash in hand, finances, funds, monetary resource, pecuniary resource - assets in the form of money , thus enabling the grantees to double the support for people living with the disease.
In total, 38 organizations in 25 states will receive a Positive Helpings award, which will address the needs of a broad range of individuals living with HIV/AIDS, including women and children, minorities, and people living in under-served rural areas.
"We are very pleased that Project Angel Food is a recipient of Positive Helpings funds," said John Gile, executive director of Project Angel Food. "At a time when funding for AIDS programs is decreasing, it's great to learn that the Philip Morris program is actually distributing significantly more funds this year. Project Angel Food is proud to partner with the Positive Helpings Program, and join the many other AIDS nutrition programs across the country receiving similar grants."
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3. the Centers for Disease Control, California has the second highest number of diagnosed AIDS cases in the country. Today's California grant beneficiaries are located in Concord, Forestville, Irvine, Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. , Oakland, Pasadena and San Diego San Diego (săn dēā`gō), city (1990 pop. 1,110,549), seat of San Diego co., S Calif., on San Diego Bay; inc. 1850. San Diego includes the unincorporated communities of La Jolla and Spring Valley. Coronado is across the bay. .
Announcing the awards, Steven C. Parrish, senior vice president, corporate affairs, Philip Morris Companies Inc., said: "Our Positive Helpings initiative addresses the critical relationship between nutrition and the health of people who are HIV HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), either of two closely related retroviruses that invade T-helper lymphocytes and are responsible for AIDS. There are two types of HIV: HIV-1 and HIV-2. HIV-1 is responsible for the vast majority of AIDS in the United States. positive. As the largest corporate funder of anti-hunger programs in America and one of the first companies to respond to the AIDS epidemic, we are committed to finding reasonable solutions that focus on the special nutritional needs of individuals living with the disease. We are proud that our support will provide balanced meals for thousands of men, women, and children nationwide."
The National AIDS Fund is a community-based organization dedicated to eliminating HIV/AIDS as a major health and social problem. Since 1988, the National AIDS Fund has been working in partnership with its Community Partnership Sites to generate the resources for HIV prevention and care services. Incorporated in 1997, ANSA is a membership association comprised of 100 organizations in the U.S. and abroad that provide nutrition services for people living with HIV/AIDS.
In 1999, the Philip Morris family of companies -- which includes Kraft Foods Kraft Foods Inc. (NYSE: KFT) is the largest food and beverage company headquartered in North America and the second largest in the world after Nestlé SA.
The Philip Morris Company (now known as Altria Group), a company that produces tobacco products, acquired Kraft for , Inc. and Miller Brewing Company Miller Brewing Company is the second largest American beermaker and is based in Milwaukee. It is owned by SABMiller. Miller owns breweries in Albany, Georgia; Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin; Eden, North Carolina; Fort Worth, Texas; Irwindale, California; Milwaukee, Wisconsin and -- launched a four-year, $100 million campaign to combat hunger. The Philip Morris Fight Against Hunger initiative includes $50 million in cash contributions and $50 million in food donations. It is believed to be the nation's most ambitious corporate response to this pressing social issue, which affects as many as 35 million Americans, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Fighting hunger is just one way Philip Morris has been helping people in need for more than 40 years. Philip Morris Companies Inc. has five principal operating companies: Kraft Foods, Inc. (comprised of Kraft Foods North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. and Kraft Foods International); Miller Brewing Company; Philip Morris International Philip Morris International, (PMI) based in Lausanne, Switzerland, held a 15.5% share of the international cigarette market in 2005. Its brands, led by Marlboro and L&M, are sold in over 160 countries around the world. Inc.; Philip Morris Incorporated (PM U.S.A.); and Philip Morris Capital Corporation. The Philip Morris family of companies is the world's largest producer and marketer of consumer packaged goods Noun 1. packaged goods - groceries that are packaged for sale
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Philip Morris "Positive Helpings" Initiative 1999 California Grants CALIFORNIA Concord Diablo Valley AIDS Center -- $5,500 to provide grocery bags and frozen meals to 100 women and children impacted by HIV. Forestville Food For Thought -- Sonoma County AIDS Food Bank -- $5,000 to increase the nutritional content of weekly grocery bags by including fresh produce and meat. The grant will help feed 425 people. Irvine AIDS Services Foundation of Orange County -- $15,000 to expand the food pantry and provide a minimum of 65 HIV-infected clients with groceries, fresh produce, and food vouchers. Los Angeles Project Angel Food -- $20,000 to support the preparation and delivery of frozen meals to a minimum of 200 clients in Los Angeles County and to provide groceries to 411 individuals and families through the Bienestar operated food bank. Oakland The Center for AIDS Services -- $15,000 to save the program from having to close its doors. The grant provides kitchen equipment that meets new Health Department code requirements, enabling the program to continue serving 100 current clients and 300 new clients. Pasadena AIDS Service Center -- $27,000 to provide Cub Food Packs (specialized nutritious food packages) twice a month for 250 children affected by HIV. San Diego Mama's Kitchen -- $11,000 to provide lunch and dinner to 20 additional clients living with HIV who are transient and/or homeless.