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Meal Program and Food Shelf

Meals

Shared meals have been a tradition at The Aliveness Project since it was founded and today the Dining Room is the heart of our community. Here you can enjoy a hot "home-cooked" meal and make new friends. It is open to all members without reservations

Meals are served six days a week in our Dining Room. Each meal features a nutritious entree and side dishes, salad bar, soup, beverages and dessert. Children must be accompanied by a parent who is a member.

Dining Room Hours

Lunch
Monday-Friday: Noon - 2:00 pm

Dinner
Monday-Thursday: 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Saturday Brunch
11:00am - 1:00pm

For more information, contact Sam Brose, Kitchen Manager by email at sam@aliveness.org, or by phone at 612-822-7946, ext. 210.

 

Foodshelf

Many people with HIV and AIDS live below the poverty line, or they have challenges to their monthly budget like copays for medicine.  The Aliveness Project's popular Food Shelf is a vital lifeline to people who cannot come regularly to enjoy their meals at Aliveness or who have issues affording enough food to eat when the Dining Room is closed.

The Food Shelf offers eligible members monthly appointments that provide enough food to prepare three to four days of meals at home. The food shelf features a “shopping” model that allows members to choose their own groceries based on their individual needs from a wide selection that includes meat, dairy and produce.

Food Shelf hours are: Mondays and Fridays: 10 AM – 4PM. Wednesdays: 10 AM – 6:30 PM. Saturdays: 11AM – 1PM.
Click here to find out how our Food Shelf operates.

To make a Food Shelf appointment, contact the front desk at 612-822-7946.

For more information, contact Dan Capelli, Food Shelf Manager by email at dan@aliveness.org, or by phone at 612-822-7946, ext. 205.

New HIV Diagnosis Resources

At The Aliveness Project, we understand how difficult and confusing it can be when you are newly diagnosed. We would like to offer you encouragement and welcome you to come and join us when you feel ready.

Our Peer Program and Outreach staff are here to help you get set up with an HIV doctor, case manager and give you any other referrals you may need. We are also here to help you identify and overcome barriers to medical care.

Please call or text Tom Bichanga at 612-839-2414, Angelikah Overton at 612-886-5708 or Hanna Dorn at 612-886-5703. You may also reach us in the office at 612-822-7946 or by email. To find our email addresses just click on our names.

The Peer Program and Outreach Program provide an array of other services as well, including HIV education and HIV testing. You can find more information here.

Resources and Information for Newly Diagnosed

After You’ve Tested Positive (English):
http://www.projectinform.org/pdf/hivhealth1.pdf

After You’ve Tested Positive Spanish:
http://www.projectinform.org/pdf/hivhealth1.pdf

AIDSLine: Calls answered Monday- Friday 9am- 5pm
612–373–2437 (Metro)
800–248–2437 (Toll Free)

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Newly Diagnosed Resources

At The Aliveness Project, we understand how difficult and confusing it can be when you are newly diagnosed. We would like to offer you encouragement and welcome you to come and join us when you feel ready.

Our Peer Program and Outreach staff are here to help you get set up with an HIV doctor, case manager and give you any other referrals you may need. We are also here to help you identify and overcome barriers to medical care.

Please call or text Tom Bichanga at 612-839-2414, Angelikah Overton at 612-886-5708 or Hanna Dorn at 612-886-5703. You may also reach us in the office at 612-822-7946 or by email. To find our email addresses just click on our names.

The Peer Program and Outreach Program provide an array of other services as well, including HIV education and HIV testing. You can find more information here.

Resources and Information for Newly Diagnosed

After You’ve Tested Positive (English):
http://www.projectinform.org/pdf/hivhealth1.pdf

After You’ve Tested Positive Spanish:
http://www.projectinform.org/pdf/hivhealth1.pdf

AIDSLine: Calls answered Monday- Friday 9am- 5pm
612–373–2437 (Metro)
800–248–2437 (Toll Free)

The Aliveness Project

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Since 1985, The Aliveness Project has been a community resource and active leader in the HIV community in Minnesota.

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