A local nonprofit caught in the middle of Steward Health Care’s financial crisis is celebrating the unexpected arrival of essential grant funding they were stiffed out of by a Steward-owned hospital.

Earlier this month, a GBH investigation found that St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center — one of nine Steward facilities in Massachusetts — had signed a written agreement to pay for a popular food voucher program run by the Allston Brighton Health Collaborative at the Brighton Farmers Market. The hospital promised $150,000 over three years beginning in 2022. But when it came time to pay up, a check never arrived, and the hospital ceased communication with the nonprofit.

Leaders of the Allston Brighton Health Collaborative feared the deficit would force them to cancel the voucher program when the farmers market reopens this year. But in the aftermath of GBH’s reporting, the funding came through.

“We have, since the story, received $100,000 from St. Elizabeth’s to support our programming moving forward,” said Anna Leslie, executive director of the Allston Brighton Health Collaborative.

Leslie said the funding will ensure the voucher program’s return this year, providing a lifeline to low-income residents.

“It means fresh fruits and vegetables, prepared foods, breads, proteins, fish and eggs going back to families’ homes, to seniors on fixed incomes,” she said.

The Allston Brighton Health Collaborative is one of several community organizations that has seen a dip in support amid Steward’s financial troubles. The hospital chain is under intense state scrutiny, with House Speaker Ron Mariano recently telling reporters a criminal investigation into Steward executives is possible.

Gov. Maura Healey harshly criticized the company’s CEO Ralph de la Torre this week for failing to comply with a request for financial statements. The company says it is looking to transfer ownership of its nine Massachusetts hospitals and will provide state regulators with financial statements for 2022 as soon as possible.