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Poverello House founder passes away

Poverello House founder Mike McGarvin. (KMPH)

The founder of Fresno's Poverello House passed away on Saturday, July 1.

"Papa" Mike McGarvin started the homeless shelter by handing out sandwiches on street corners.

In the 1990s, Poverello House moved to the current larger location. The Poverello House serves three meals a day, 365 days a year and provided many services to the needy.

Poverello House follows Papa Mike’s philosophy: "Listen with compassion, give with a warm heart and a smile. "

Click here to learn more about the Poverello House.

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