Broadway Cares Provided Record $2,532,500 In Grants To 127 Food Service Programs

Last week, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS provided a record $2,532,500 in grants to 127 food service and meal delivery programs in New York City and nationwide.

Theater lovers and theater artists rallied together to help Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS provide a record $2,532,500 in grants last week to 127 food service and meal delivery programs in New York City and nationwide.

Despite the absence of full in-theater fundraising efforts for more than two years, this remarkable first step in Broadway Cares’ 2022 National Grants Program surpasses the amount given in 2021 and the pre-pandemic 2020 food grant rounds, both of which were records.

The 127 programs and organizations receiving the funding help underserved communities across the country connect with the vital resources they need to survive. The food grants ensure that those affected by HIV/AIDS, COVID-19 and other life-threatening illnesses can get access to healthy meals through food pantries, meal deliveries and congregate food programs.

“Nutrition and access to healthy meals are the crux of wellness,” Broadway Cares Executive Director Tom Viola said. “The effectiveness of vital medications is directly related to the food fueling our bodies. These organizations are making it possible for people to have a fighting chance at living a strong and healthy life, regardless of their circumstances.”

Related: Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Provided Record-Breaking $18+ Million In 2020 Grants

The $2.5 million awarded in this grant round is in addition to $5.7 million that has been awarded so far to The Actors Fund since October 1, 2021, the beginning of Broadway Cares’ fiscal year.

Since March 2020, Broadway Cares has awarded $35 million in grants to The Actors Fund and 450 other social service organizations across the country.

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(via press release)