NOTE: A valid photo ID is required to obtain food from Stone Soup.
Special nutritional needs of those living with HIV/AIDS
HIV can alter the body’s metabolism, as well as its ability to absorb nutrients. In order for the body to effectively fight the disease, it requires more calories. According to the World Food Programme, an HIV-positive adult can require up to 30% more calories than the average adult and an HIV-positive child can require anywhere from 50-100% more calories when compared to HIV-negative children. Many of the anti-retroviral medications required to manage the disease should be taken with food and can cause severe illness when taken on an empty stomach. A lack of access to adequate food can often result in an HIV-positive person not adhering to their medication regimen to avoid illness.
Stone Soup meets the immediate needs for nutritious food, while improving the health outcomes for persons living with HIV. Stone Soup is the only food assistance program designed to meet the needs of HIV positive clients in the Houston area. It is a donation based, volunteer driven program.
Make a monetary donation to Stone Soup today!
Questions? Please contact:
Charleston Stoker, Director, Housing & Supportive Services
Thank you to the following Stone Soup sponsors: