League launches 2016 Orchestras Feeding America food drive

Posted on: February 11, 2016

Over the past seven years the League’s Orchestras Feeding America food drive has seen over 450 orchestras from across the country collect and donate nearly 475,000 pounds of food to the needy. The efforts of these orchestras have helped spread the word about how and why orchestras are so necessary to their communities, beyond providing amazing music.

The League is now conducting the 2016 Orchestras Feeding America national food drive. And we are asking for your help by participating in this year’s effort.

Each year, 46 million Americans receive food and groceries from Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief organization, including twelve million children and seven million seniors. Your participation in this program is urgently needed to assist in ongoing efforts to combat food insecurity in the United States.

Sign up for the 2016 food drive taking place this March. Or, if your orchestra has conducted a food drive over the past holiday season, we invite you to add your food pounds to the national total.

Check out our fact sheet to learn more about Orchestras Feeding America. For information about how to get involved, visit americanorchestras.org or contact Laura Lebow at fooddrive@americanorchestras.org.

Posted February 11, 2016