The Greater Boston Food Bank has documented a 23% increase in the demand for food products since 2005. The Boston Symphony Orchestra has provided music since 1881. While I don't normally use this blog to publicize events that I haven't yet attended, or to pass on publicity releases, the chance to support these two organizations was too good to pass on.
On April 1, 2 and 3 the Greater Boston Food Bank will have a food drive at Symphony Hall. This in turn is connected to the national project, "Orchestras Feeding America." You can attend the performance at the BSO (which will be performing Mendelssohn's Elijah) and bring donations directly to symphony hall. Or you can drop off donations without attending the performance between 7 and 8 pm. each night. The BSO food drive can only accept canned food items, including canned tuna, chicken, or other meats, canned vegetables and fruit, and canned juices, soups, and pasta. For safety reasons, the Greater Boston Food Bank does not accept baby food, baby formula, and glass containers.
A few more details about The Greater Boston Food Bank (from their website): The Greater Boston Food Bank distributes approximately 30 million pounds of food and grocery products annually to more than 600 hunger-relief agencies in a dedicated partnership to end hunger in eastern Massachusetts. The Food Bank serves 83,000 people each week and is a member of Feeding America. For more information about The Greater Boston Food Bank, visit www.gbfb.org or call (617) 427-5200.
For more information about this event or the Boston Symphony Orchestra, click here. I will get a chance to blog about the event itself, thanks to the generosity of the BSO who kindly donated two tickets to me. I haven't been in years, so I look forward the chance to hear their beautiful music and take part in this food collection.
Boston Symphony Orchestra,