Toledo Symphony joins League’s Orchestras Feeding America food drive

Posted on: March 9, 2017

“There are, sadly, too many hungry people in Toledo,” writes Mary Bilyeu in Wednesday’s (3/8) Toledo Blade (Ohio). “Every fall, there’s a big push—and a tremendous demonstration of generosity—as contributions of food and donations of money pour in for holiday meals…. Donations inevitably go down. But so very many people still need food…. March offers two special opportunities to help the hungry. Food for Thought is hosting its annual March is Hungry campaign, inviting anyone and everyone to throw a party for a good cause…. The Toledo Symphony … is joining with the League of American Orchestras in the Orchestras Feeding America campaign. At four upcoming performances, the symphony will collect food for the Martin Luther King Kitchen for the Poor, which … served nearly 33,000 meals last year to some of the city’s poorest people; the average income of its clients is $5,000 per year. Bins will be available to collect non-perishable items at” several concerts this month. For more on the Orchestras Feeding America food drive, including how to take part, a list of most needed food items, hunger facts, and material to help promote your drive, click here

Posted March 9, 2017