The Boston Symphony Orchestra is holding a food drive at Symphony Hall in conjunction with Boston Symphony Orchestra performances of Mendelssohns Elijah on April 1, 2, and 3, to benefit the Greater Boston Food Bank. The food drive is taking place in connection with "Orchestras Feeding America," a nationwide project of the League of American Orchestras.
Receptacles for the food drive will be available at both the Massachusetts Avenue and Cohen Wing entrances, before concerts and during concert intermissions. Though patrons with tickets to these concerts are especially encouraged to support the food drive, members of the community are also invited to participate in the food drive by dropping food items off between 7 and 8 p.m. each night. The BSO food drive can only accept canned food items and for safety reasons, baby food, baby formula, and glass containers will not be accepted. The BSO is also teaming up with The Greater Boston Food Bank to offer a Virtual Aid Food Drive to complement the one that is taking place in Symphony Hall.
To make a cash donation to The Greater Boston Food Bank, visit http://www.bso.org/fooddrive.