In Friday’s (3/12) Post-Standard (Syracuse, New York), Melinda Johnson writes, “While the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra feeds its audiences’ appetite for classical music, it also helps feed needy Central New Yorkers. This month the SSO is participating in 2010 Orchestras Feeding America Food Drive. At March concerts, the SSO will accept non-perishable food. The goal is to collect more than 1,500 pounds of food. Items most needed are: dry soup, rice, powdered/canned milk, macaroni and cheese, cereal, peanut butter, beans, canned fruit and vegetables, tuna, canned meats, stew, soup, pasta, fruit juices and sip-sized juices. Donation bins will be placed in the John H. Mulroy Civic Center for concerts Friday, Saturday and Sunday and March 19, 20, 26 and 27. The SSO is partnering with the Food Bank of Central New York, the League of American Orchestras and Feeding America.”

Posted March 12, 2010