The League of American Orchestras first joined forces with Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief organization, in 2009. More than 215 orchestras in all 50 states participated in Orchestras Feeding America, an unprecedented coordinated effort to collect and donate food to local food assistance agencies and food banks. Since then, over 370 orchestras have participated in the annual Orchestras Feeding America program, collecting and donating more than 520,000 pounds of food. The participation of these orchestras has helped spread the word about how and why orchestras are so necessary to their communities, beyond providing amazing music.

Join the effort this year to help those in need in your community and sign up for the 2019 Orchestras Feeding America today. Register on the League website to add your orchestra to the list of 2019 participants and to receive materials to help promote your food drive including guidelines, a list of most-needed food items, hunger facts, and flyers to help promote your drive.

Posted January 16, 2019