Broadway Beats Hunger
Each year, Broadway’s brightest stars join forces with Summit Medical Group Foundation and the Community FoodBank of New Jersey for a holiday benefit cabaret to battle hunger. Last December, the event raised $50,000 for the “Food, Health and Hope: An Answer to Diabetes” initiative, a community program working to help eradicate diabetes among New Jersey adults whose incomes are below poverty level.
The program provides diabetes screenings, lifestyle and nutrition education and fresh healthy food-among other things.
“It’s essential for communities to work together to help thwart the growth of diabetes,” explained Debra Vizzi, president and CEO of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. “Providing healthy, diabetes-friendly food is just one component, which is why this partnership is so important.”