Thanks to you, 117 food banks and meal delivery programs across the country are about to receive more than $1.9 million in essential financial assistance.
Because of your support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS in December, our food services grants committee met last week and awarded grants that ensure healthy meals will continue being served and delivered from coast to coast; east to west from Boston, New York City and Atlanta to Seattle, Los Angeles and San Diego, and north to south from Chicago, Minneapolis and Omaha to Houston, New Orleans and Miami.
It means food pantries in Pittsburgh and Portland and Philadelphia will keep filling bags of groceries. And hundreds of other organizations in cities and towns large and small will continue providing life-sustaining food for the most vulnerable among us.
You made all this possible. Effective HIV medication is an important component of prevention and the spread of the virus. A decent meal can be the first line of defense, the road back to health and recovery. Without proper nutrition, medication for HIV and any illness is less effective.
These food service grants from Broadway Cares will reach hundreds of thousands of men, women and children facing serious challenges living with HIV/AIDS and other serious illnesses, while struggling with diminished community resources, personal crises and economic uncertainty.
We are honored and humbled by your support. You are proof that what we do together makes a difference. Thank you.