2017-2018 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 marked the first year that Poverello began serving people in our community who have other critical/chronic illnesses on a limited basis. Thanks to funding from Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Publix Super Markets Charities and Macy’s, we’ve been able to serve people with Cancer, Diabetes and Kidney Disease.  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.

Eligibility UPDATE:

September 1, 2017

Greetings to our Ryan White Food Pantry Clients,

The purpose of this notice is to keep our clients aware of eligibility changes to Food Bank service category.

Over the years eligibility for Food Bank has changed a lot, this is due to funding and not reflected on need. We add more food into your (Bag) unit than the Ryan White Program paid for.

The Ryan White Part A Planning Council is responsible to set eligibility for all service categories.  On August 31, 2017 The Planning Council changed eligibility for Food Bank.

The New eligibility for Food Bank:

Client’s income from 0% to 150% of Federal Poverty Level (*FPL):   18 units a year/ 6 can be from the voucher Program /no more than two units within a month.

Client’s income from 151% to 250% of FPL: 12 units a year/no more than one unit within a month.

Client’s income from 250% to 300% of FPL: Can only receive three emergency food boxes a year.

                                         FPL: Federal Poverty level    Units: one week of food

FPL for someone at 150% (Monthly income)

Household size 1 Person at $1,485.76 /2 Person at $1,848.46/ 3 Person at $2,326.16/ 4 Person at $2,803.84

More changes could come, we will do our best to keep you up any upcoming changes. We encourage you to attend meetings and become member of the committees that will impact your health.

Who will speak for you? The Planning Council has very few clients who show up for each meeting.

If you have any questions please ask for a Poverello Staff member.

 

 

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