Medical Advocacy & Outreach holds food drive for people living with HIV

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — December 1 is World Aids Day, and to help support those living with HIV, Medical Advocacy & Outreach are collecting donations of non-perishable foods.

The food drive is an opportunity for people to engage in the community. Thomas Stephens says he thinks it’s important to help those with HIV get food because some have to save their money in order to buy the medication they need.

He also says it’s the season of giving, and it’s easy for us to forget that they are also people.

“It’s not just for us, it’s for the people that we’re serving and that number continues to grow, which means we need the communities to help to make sure that these things that are not always covered by public assistance programs and discounts are equally addressed,” said Thomas Stephens, Medical Advocacy & Outreach Medical Relations Specialist.

Non-perishable food items can be dropped off at 1865 Honeysuckle Road, Monday through Wednesday 8 a.m to 4:30 p.m, Thursday 8 a.m to 8 p.m or Friday 8 a.m to 12:30 p.m.

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