Poverello House block party offers food, health care services, and much needed fun

Local News

FRESNO, California (KSEE) – Wednesday morning the Poverello House held their annual block party resource fair. Thirty agencies set up tables offering free services to anyone in need. 

Sara Mirhadi with the Poverello House said this year’s turn out was great.

“It’s a great opportunity for clients to come by and get immediate access to medical care and services,” Mirhadi said.

She said for some, this is their only way to get free health care and health care check ups. Agencies offered free blood sugar readings and simple medical care check ups. 

According to Mirhadi, asking for help can be daunting so they wanted to keep things simple and easy for people to come out and learn about all the Poverello House has to offer. 

“That’s why we wanted to create a more festive atmosphere so people can feel comfortable,” Mirhadi said.

The Poverello House serves more than a thousand meals every day along with providing shelter, social services and simple health care. 

“There are a lot of agencies here that are all welcoming and there is no judgement here,” Mirhadi said. “We also have Vet services here today so if there (are) people who want to bring by their pets, they can.”

For local, national, and breaking news, and to get weather alerts, download our FREE mobile app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Don’t Miss

Join the Pro Football Challenge
Sunday Morning Matters
MedWatch Today
Hispanic Heritage
Bulldog Insider: The Podcast
The Valley's Armenia
Pros Who Know

CBS47 On Your Side

Do you have a problem that you need help solving? Contact Investigative Reporter Erik Rosales and let him be

On Your Side.

Email erikrosales@cbsfresno.com