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The Poverello Center, Inc., was originally founded in 1987 by Father Bill Collins to feed people who, at the time, were dying in large numbers from complications from AIDS. Today, Poverello continues providing food as medicine to people with HIV who are living with the virus as a chronic condition, but also provides food as medicine to people with Cardiac and Kidney problems as well as those with glycemic disorders, Cancer or other Critical/Chronic illnesses. Each year nearly 3,000 poor families and individuals come to the Poverello Center, Inc. to select medically appropriate grocery items from our specialized menus.
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