Transforming Lives, Poverello Food Bank’s Journey of Compassion

Established in 1987 by Fr. William “Bill” Collins, the Poverello Food Bank has blossomed into a beacon of hope. Beyond furnishing nutritious food with understanding, respect, and love for individuals facing critical and chronic illnesses, the organization continuously adapts to the evolving needs of its community. Offering a diverse array of services and programs, Poverello has become a symbol of hope and compassion. Today, we highlight their transformative efforts and extend an invitation for you to join their mission.

Meeting Underserved Needs

Initially addressing the chronic needs of those with HIV/AIDS, Poverello expanded its services to include wellness programs, unique meal plans, and support for various chronic conditions. Their commitment ensures no one is left behind.

Adapting in a Changing World

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Poverello swiftly pivoted, introducing curbside pick-ups, deliveries, and online services to safeguard vulnerable individuals. Their adaptability and commitment have made them a lifeline throughout challenging times.

Expanding Horizons

In 2022, the Extra Care Clinic and HIV testing services were introduced, marking another milestone. Poverello’s dedication to holistic care and vital healthcare support sets them apart, showcasing unwavering determination.

The Power of Community Support

Recognizing the importance of community involvement, Poverello emphasizes that their mission requires collective support. Your attendance at events and sponsorship plays a vital role in impacting lives and providing necessary resources.

Unlocking a World of Positive Change

Beyond financial support, engaging with Poverello means joining a community united in a shared vision. By attending events, volunteering, or contributing, you unlock a world of positive change, creating a better future for those facing chronic illness or hunger.

Upcoming Fundraising Event

On January 13, 2024, Poverello will host “Bowling For Food As Medicine” at Manor Lanes/Sports Den Pub, 1517 NE 26th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305. Consider sponsorship, bring friends or colleagues, and contribute to a fun event for a great cause. Join the movement and be part of Poverello Food Bank’s transformative work.

To learn more about how you can support the work of the Poverello Food Bank visit or call 954-361-9242.