Drop off locations/times:
|The Symphony Office
at One Park Street
|Monday, March 15 – Friday, March 19
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
|Norwalk Concert Hall
at City Hall
125 East Avenue
|Prior to the Symphony’s concert at 8 pm on Saturday, March 20|
Foods like dry and canned soup, rice, cereal, peanut butter, tuna, stew
and fruit juice are the most needed foods.
Patrons who drop off food donations will receive
a 60% off coupon towards the March 20th concert.
For more information on the food drive and a list of drop-off locations and volunteer opportunities, please contact us, or call 203-847-8844.
Community outreach is taking on a new meaning for The Norwalk Symphony Orchestra as it joins orchestras across the nation in a food drive that will benefit food banks in each locale. Last year was the first ever national effort of this kind to be undertaken by orchestras and of the over 250 symphonies participating, from all of the 50 states, the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra raised the twelfth greatest about of food.
The program, Orchestras Feeding America, is the second national food drive by America’s symphony orchestras. Norwalk Symphony’s musicians, staff, and volunteers will collect non-perishable food between March 14th and March 20th to benefit Norwalk’s Emergency Shelter and the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County.
The USDA reports that in 2009, one in five Americans
does not know where their next meal is coming from.
“As a non-profit the NSO is here to enhance the cultural assets of our community but also to help serve our residents in all of their needs,” said Audrey Szychulski, Executive Director of the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra. “We hope that those who can will join us by donating to the food drive or by volunteering their time to help with food collections.”
In addition to performing at Norwalk Concert Hall, Norwalk Symphony’s musicians work with local agencies, schools, and libraries in a variety of programs, including educational outreach that is multi-generational.