The Orchestras Feeding America National Food Drive has brought together 251 orchestras from across the country in a national effort to relieve hunger in the United States, a growing and particularly significant issue given the state of the U.S. economy.  As of April 27, 2009, ninety seven orchestras have reported their drive’s total food pounds for a combined total of 83,002 pounds of food and we still have over one-hundred more orchestras conducting food drives who will add to the national total in May!