2020 came in with a BANG and changed the way we do things while 2021 sees many of those changes become permanent. Keep in mind we still have all of our signature food programs to assist you throughout this COVID-19 Public Health emergency. The changes include implementation of touch free delivery, intake online and full implementation of ordering online through this site.

  1. Intake@poverello.org to start services
  2. Once you have your client ID and PIN Order Online
  3. If you need food, are homeless, and don’t want any hassles – come pick up a grocery bag.
  4. If you need help ordering online, you can watch this simple tutorial in English or Spanish or we can take your order over the phone. Don’t be afraid to ask your case manager for help!
  5. If you need help connecting to counseling for either substance use or mental health, call us and we’ll conect you.

2017-2018 marked 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 the Federal Poverty Level.  Each year, the food pantry serves about 2,000 eligible Broward County residents living with HIV/AIDS and 1000 who have other chronic conditions. 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? By 2021, that number became just over 92%! 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, No Kid Hungry, Our Fund, Broward County Community Services, Anthem Foundation/Simply Healthcare, Humana through Broward Community Foundation and through the Health Foundation of South Florida, an annonymous donor, 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 for nearly 5,000 South Floridians.

Eligibility UPDATE:

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):   12 units a year, shared with voucher program at Care Resource.

                                         FPL: Federal Poverty level    Units: one week of food

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.