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.
“Diabetes is an epidemic among our neighbors in need,” explained Carlos M. Rodriguez, President & CEO of the Community FoodBank of NJ. “Providing nutritious fruits and vegetables, along with health screenings, are important ways to help them maintain positive lifestyles, which is what makes this partnership so critical.”