Friday, February 18, 2011 ·
Musicians, staff, and volunteers collected food donations from patrons at Severance Hall concerts and events between January 14 to 17, and donations were collected from musicians, staff, the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus, and Cleveland Orchestra Children's Chorus throughout January and the first week of February.
The food drive is part of Orchestras Feeding America, a national food drive held by America’s symphony orchestras. Last season, more than 250 orchestras representing all 50 states collected more than 200,000 pounds of food for their communities. The project was the single largest orchestra project organized at a national level, uniting musicians, staff, volunteers, and audiences to help alleviate hunger.
Thank you to everyone who donated and volunteered as part of this effort!
Photo caption: Cleveland Orchestra musicians Shachar Israel, Robert Woolfrey, and Scott Dixon with food donated by the Orchestra's musicians