2017 marks the 30th year the Poverello “Eat Well” Center has provided life-saving food and basic life essentials to Broward County youth, women and men living with HIV/AIDS, most of whom are at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty Level. Each year, the food pantry serves about 3,000 eligible Broward County residents living with HIV/AIDS. We’re really good at what we do. Did you know that during the 2016-2017 Contract year for Ryan White Part A (March 1, 2016 – February 28, 2017), 86.1% of our program participants were virally suppressed? That means that on average, our participants do better than those people who don’t participate in Food Pantry services, even within the same Ryan White Part A programs. It also means we’re far better than the national average for people with HIV whose viral suppression rates are just above 30%. Fiscal Year 2016.2017 Ryan White Part A Outcomes & Demographics
2017 also marks the first year that Poverello began serving people in our community who have other critical/chronic illnesses on a limited basis. As more funding is identified, these other populations will increasingly be a part of what we provide.
We’re proud to be one of the only specialty food pantry’s in the nation to offer medically tailored groceries for a healthy menu to people with critical/chronic illnesses. Food and groceries provided by Poverello’s food pantry amount to nearly half a million meals over the course of the year.
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Believe it or not, its 30 years since The Poverello Center, Incorporated. Tens of Thousands of people have been fed, Millions of Meals have been prepared and Thousands of Volunteers have made our efforts to help feed people who are sick successful. Now it’s time to celebrate these accomplishments! Join us for a tour of the food pantry, a great thrift store sale, food throughout the day, music and fun! Various sponsors will be present to make the day special. Thanks to our community for supporting our efforts through 30 amazing years of service!
Tours – At the top of each our, one of our informed staff or volunteers will take you through our facility. We’ll show you what we do, how we use donations, our vision for the future and give you ways to join us in creating that future.
Sale – Our thrift store and on-line stores are holding our famous 50% off sale. All items over $1 are 50% off in our thrift store. For those of you not familiar with our online store, this is a rare opportunity for attendees only to save up to 50% online. Simply select the item and let us know you’re interested in paying in person on June 12th and you’ll receive your 50% off!
Party – Food is served throughout the day (lunch and dinner) including some delicious Italian themed options provided by Dawn from Pink Sub for dinner. Happy Hour from 5-7 in the food pantry lobby will feature sparkling wine and cocktails.