Friday, March 2, 2012

Bring your non-perishable food items to the Flynn or the Paramount!

Again this year, the VSO will collect food items at its concert in Burlington as part of the national “Orchestras Feeding America” project. Audience members and the public may bring a non-perishable food item to the Flynn Theater lobby on March 10 or the Paramount Theater lobby on March 11. All food collected will be donated directly to the Vermont Foodbank and donors will receive “Beethoven Bucks,” good for discounts on future VSO ticket purchases. Suggested food items include boxed dry goods, canned goods and soups, cereal, pasta, rice, and peanut butter…please, no glass, perishables or clothing.

“Orchestras Feeding America” is a national food drive organized by the League of American Orchestras, representing America’s professional, volunteer, and youth orchestras. This is the fourth year of the program in which 250 orchestras in 50 states have so far collected over 350,000 pounds of food. The food drive demonstrates the collective power of America’s orchestras in undertaking a project designed to help feed the hungry in their local communities. Food collected by the VSO will be distributed to Vermont Foodbank partners around the state, to help ensure that all Vermonters have enough to eat.