Congratulations go to the Phoenix, Arizona–based Joshua Tree Feeding Program for its 28 years of serving the nutritional needs of the LGBT community. The organization feeds over 400 low-income individuals living with HIV/AIDS thanks to community support of donations of food and money. As the only food pantry in the Phoenix metropolitan area focusing on HIV/AIDS patients, Joshua Tree’s goal is to ensure that those who need their help have every opportunity to access properly balanced nutrition.
On November 11 Joshua Tree hosted its 4th Annual Masquerade Gala at the Four Points By Sheraton North to directly benefit the non-profit. According to chair Joseph A. Gaxiola, the funds raised go toward improvements in the pantry that include but aren’t limited to new appliances and a wider variety of food choices.