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Holy Cross Hospital Announces Availability of $25,000 in Grants for Eligible Food Security Programs in Broward County

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (August 12, 2014) – Holy Cross Hospital, Inc. has announced the availability of grants for food security programs in Broward County. The $25,000 in grants that will be awarded are in honor of John C. Johnson, former Chief Executive Officer and President Emeritus of the non-profit hospital. 

“We wanted to recognize John’s unrelenting passion and compassion for ensuring that every man, woman and child has access to sufficient food and does not suffer from food insecurity,” said Holy Cross Hospital President and CEO Patrick A. Taylor, M.D. “There are many organizations in our community with food security projects and we want to help them in their mission through our Food Security Program.”

The goals of the Food Security Program are to fund innovative projects that increase knowledge of food insecurity among Broward County residents; reduce the risk of food insecurity among persons at high risk; reduce food insecurity among residents; and serve as a new model for future food insecurity interventions. 

Holy Cross Hospital will serve as the lead agency in the awarding of these grants with the guidance of a Holy Cross Hospital Food Security Program Advisory Review Committee made up of representatives from multiple hospital departments and a representative from the Johnson family. 

Broward County community based 501(c) (3) organizations are eligible for the grants. Project proposals are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, September 2. Download the application/RFP here. The grants will be awarded in September during National Hunger Action Month. 

If a proposal is selected for final review, the organization will be scheduled for an in-person interview with the Food Security Program Advisory Review Committee during the week of September 15.

For more information, contact Sr. Rita Levasseur, RSM, Vice President, Sponsorship and Mission Effectiveness, via email at

Holy Cross Hospital, Inc. operates without discrimination, including race, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity in consideration of grant requests and will award grants only to agencies and organizations that comply with such policies. Maximum grant award will not exceed $25,000. 

About Holy Cross Hospital
A member of CHE Trinity Health, Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. is a full-service, non-profit Catholic hospital. Since opening its doors in 1955, the 559-bed hospital has offered progressive services and programs to meet the evolving healthcare needs of Broward County. Today, Holy Cross has more than 600 physicians on staff representing more than 40 specialties and more than 3,000 employees. To learn more about Holy, visit, “like” Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale on Facebook, or follow @holycrossfl on Twitter.

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