A Food is Medicine approach to achieve nutrition security and improve health

October 7th, 2022

The Journal Nature Medicine just published an article highlighting the Food is Medicine’s approach toward achieving nutrition security and improved health. Access the article here:  https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-022-02027-3.epdf?sharing_token=eNx0ZrLl131rsQJkp946bNRgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0MbVyeUySXBrU5QYnPzFbmH4E5vS-vGUqT2NEHixfQGaGLp7wNrTVyWeIgDSkvcd8KiOJmnLFSszQyham3D6j1JtDNPvRzNljul_E_T7UogAJFGBiu_KI__ZG4EC2tfhP0%3D

2021 Volunteers at Poverello Provide Amazing Benefits to Our Communities

September 22nd, 2022

For 2021, volunteers at the Poverello Center, Inc. provided $1,396,420 worth of labor. Their 48928.51 hours in 2021 reflected the work of 23.52 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) workers. The IRS considered an hour of volunteering as worth $28.54 in 2021. “Volunteers in the United States are 63 million strong and hold up the foundation of […]

The Poverello Center, Inc. begins HIV testing with funds from the 10% Lifeline Program at The Smart Ride

September 21st, 2022

Wilton Manors, Florida – The Smart Ride has helped The Poverello Center, Inc. purchase HIV testing kits for our community to test at home or at our facility through its 10% Lifeline program. Each year, up to 10% of the total raised from The SMART Ride is set aside to gift funds to other agencies […]

Publix Charities and Associates Support Poverello’s Pop Up Eat Well Center

September 14th, 2022

Special thanks go to Publix Supermarkets Charities, Inc. for supporting our Pop Up Eat Well Center events throughout South Florida. For six years now, Publix Supermarkets Charities, Inc. has supported Poverello initiatives that help alleviate hunger in our poorest communities. Poverello selects communities with high social vulnerability scores (CDC designation) and/or poor healthy food access […]

HIV Testing Now Available

September 9th, 2022

Poverello has begun testing for HIV, during regular business hours at our thrift store location in Wilton Manors, and at our Pompano Store location after September 18, 2022. You may stop in anytime for your confidential test. If you’re positive, we’ll help you get into high quality HIV care of your choice and link you […]

Transgender Youth Issues

August 15th, 2022

Trans Youth are experiencing pressure from all directions. Apart from the politics, some of our dedicated medical providers have dedicated major parts of their careers to studying the needs of trans youth. Alejandro Diaz, and Veronica Figueredo have published a peer reviewed article on the subject. Access this link: Transgender in Pediatrics 2022.

Rotary Social Samaritans Club Raises $1250 at Rosie’s Event

April 27th, 2022

We’re so grateful to the Rotary Social Samaritans Club who coordinated with Rosie’s to hold a happy hour fundraiser benefitting Poverello. The event space was packed with several parties having to sit within other parts of the Bar. The club is also writing a grant to double the night’s donation and coordinate a Pop Up […]

4 Ways to Improve Mental Health with Food

August 9th, 2021

You’ve probably heard the saying, “you are what you eat.” Although you won’t turn into the candy bar you ate yesterday, research suggests there is some truth behind this saying. The food we eat throughout the day has a significant impact on many areas of our lives. The truth is the food we eat affects our physical health […]

4 Steps to Prevent Food Poisoning for People with HIV/AIDS

May 10th, 2021

Selecting, handling, preparing, and storing food to prevent foodborne disease or food poisoning is what food safety is all about. Everyone should practice food safety measures to prevent illness caused by harmful germs present in contaminated food or water. People with a weakened immune response such as people receiving certain treatments for cancer, immune deficiency […]

2021 Client Survey Available

March 11th, 2021

Each year the Poverello Center polls it’s clients to guage how we’re doing with our service provision. This year, as unprecedented as it is is no different in that we want to hear from our clients on how we’re doing. Click the link to take you to the survey and complete it: http://survey.alchemer.com/s3/5124970/2019-Satisfaction-Survey