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What We Do

About Our Programs & Partners

Poverello House works to enrich the lives and spirits of all who pass our way by providing meals, socials services and temporary shelter. We work with partnering agencies to better assist those in need.

Hot, Daily Meals

Poverello House serves three hot meals 365 days a year to anyone in need. Poverello House serves anywhere from 1,200 to 1,600 meals a day. Meals are served in the Dayroom, a safe, warm and/or cool place for clients to eat their meals and receive social services. The Dayroom has a family side and a single side; families are seated together and served. On the single side, clients get in line to receive their meal tray and choose where to sit.

BREAKFAST: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. Saturday - Sunday 9:00 a.m.

LUNCH: Monday – Sunday 12:00 p.m.

DINNER: Monday – Saturday 4:00 p.m

Chef Emery
(559) 498-6988

Chef Emery
(559) 498-6988

Offsite Meals

The Poverello House offsite meal program provides more than 134,000 meals to various agencies and programs throughout the city. Poverello House provides meals to the mentally ill, the chronically homeless, and people suffering from substance abuse. It also provide meals to domestic violence victims, homeless youth and after-school programs, and local churches that feed the disadvantaged in their community. Here is a list of agencies whose clients receive Poverello House meals and food:

  • Poverello House Men’s Residential Rehabilitation Program
  • Patti Project
  • Marjaree Mason Center
  • Spirit of Women
  • St. Nicholas Ranch
  • Fresno Westside Church
  • EOC Youth Sanctuary
  • Trinity Lutheran Church

    Emergency Food Bags

    Poverello House provides emergency food bags to clients upon agency referral from Catholic Charities. Food bags usually consist of cereal, canned food items – soup, vegetables and fruit – peanut butter and dried goods. Food bags are also provided on an as-needed basis.

    (559) 498-6988