Broadway Community gathers around an open table, believing that the feast of justice, dignity, health and wholeness is for all people. We work together to see that everyone is included, breaking down the barriers of poverty, inequity, and privilege. From this feast we serve one another, transforming society until all are fed.
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Broadway Community has been a place of welcome for more than 30 years.
The seeds that would become Broadway Community were planted in 1982 with the creation of the Community Lunch program – a combined effort of volunteers from Broadway Presbyterian Church, Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University, and other neighboring organizations. Meals were prepared and provided to the hungry three times a week. In 1992, the organization formally incorporated so that it might expand its reach. For the next decade “BCI” developed as a drug abuse recovery program, with a variety of companion programs, including support groups, a women’s shelter, arts education, and more. All the while, the soup kitchen continued, serving lunch on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Thousands of people have been fed and nourished at Broadway Community – in body, mind, and spirit.
The Broadway Community of today continues to be an open door to our neighbors.