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, all 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. 2017 also marks the year that Poverello begins 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.