The Riverside County Philharmonic has signed on as a participant in the national food drive, "Orchestras Feeding America," developed by the League of American Orchestras in conjunction with the national nonprofit group Feed America, formerly called America's Second Harvest.
Food drives are being organized by orchestra boards of directors, musicians, staff and volunteers in communities around the country throughout the month of March. The Riverside County Philharmonic will be accepting food donations on the day of its next concert - Saturday, March 6 at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium.
"The critical need for food right here in our area was re-emphasized for me when I learned that studies show that one in eight Americans don't know where their next meal is coming from," said Philharmonic president, Betsy Herrick. "We're asking our concert patrons and anyone else who wants to help to bring their food donations to the auditorium. Our musicians, board, staff and volunteers will be on hand with our Second Harvest partners to accept donations."
To thank donors, the Philharmonic will provide two free tickets to the Sunday, April 25 Target Family Series concert, featuring guest artists Time for Three. Ticket vouchers will be distributed as food donations are made at the March 6 concert.
The auditorium is located at 3485 Mission Inn Ave. in Riverside. for more information about the food drive or to arrange to drop off items, call 951-787-0251.