Looking to get the word out about the Orchestras Feeding America food drive? A new video public service announcement is now available for use by all orchestras participating in the food drive, both for their own websites and to air on television stations. The 30-second video was created by Ovation TV using footage provided by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Feeding America, and Participant Media. The public service video will air on Ovation TV. To watch the video, click here: (Windows Media or QuickTime). For more information or to obtain the video, contact John T. Bence at jbence@americanorchestras.org.

In related food drive news, eight orchestras have already reported the results of their participation in Orchestras Feeding America. Collectively, they have brought in a total of 7,184 pounds of food, which will be donated directly to their local food banks. These orchestras are: Asheville Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Hawaii Youth Symphony, Naples Philharmonic, Oklahoma Youth Orchestras, Orchestra of Southern Utah, Phoenix Symphony, and San Luis Obispo Symphony. Congratulations to these generous orchestras and their dedicated supporters!