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Nourishing the Long Beach AIDS community

When the country was facing the growing AIDS epidemic three decades ago, members of Christ Chapel Church of Long Beach found that local residents afflicted with the disease were struggling. Too often, people living with AIDS at the beginning of the epidemic lacked basic necessities like food. During the Thanksgiving holiday in 1985, church members including Margo Martinez decided to lend a helping hand by assembling food baskets and distributing them to AIDS patients in the church.