Compass and Poverello Team Up for Healthy Eating

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Compass will be teaming up with Poverello, a nonprofit food pantry for those living with chronic illnesses in South Florida, this Saturday to show people that eating healthy can be inexpensive. 

Poverello will be doing live cooking demonstrations and tastings at Compass from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and supply a week’s worth of their meals. Along with freshly cooked meals, Poverello will be offering tips and tricks that will outlast the healthy meals. 

“We will continually put the needs of our clients above all other interests and proactively change to meet those needs,” Poverello’s websitereads. 

Since 1987, Poverello’s main mission has been to make sure that people with chronic illnesses, particularly HIV/AIDS, can access the food and resources they need. The pantry supports their services through community fundraisers at local restaurants like Lucky’s Market, California Pizza Kitchen, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, and more. 

Poverello said it provides food to over 3,000 people with the help of over 200 volunteers. Their meal plans are medically tailored and include:

  • Regular, healthy meal plans
  • Diabetic-friendly meal plans
  • Heart healthy meal plans
  • Kidney-friendly meal plans
  • Vegetarian-friendly meal plans

This will be the last of five sessions that Compass and Poverello will be hosting together. You must register prior to the event via Poverello’s website, or contact Compass’ Neka MacKay at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.