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2nd Annual Philadelphia Orchestra Food Drive

March 4 , 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 16 2010

As part of the National Orchestras Feeding America Food Drive 2010, the Orchestra will be collecting non-perishable canned goods at the Kimmel Center one hour prior to the Orchestra’s concerts on March 4-6, 11-13, and 16. All food donations collected at these performances will be generously matched by the Campbell Soup Company. All food will be donated to Philabundance. As a special thank you for participating in the 2010 Food Drive, all patrons who donate food will be entered to win a subscription to the Orchestra’s 2010-11 Beyond the Score series.

In support of the food drive, The Philadelphia Orchestra is offering $21 tickets to the selected concerts with a donation of food. These special tickets can only be purchased at the Kimmel Center Box Office on March 4-6, 11-13, and 16, beginning at 7:00 PM each evening. The donated food item must be presented at the time of purchase. All tickets are subject to availability.

To date, 128 orchestras are participating in Orchestras Feeding America, and the number of
participants is growing daily. Most orchestras will conduct their food drives during the month of
March, but dates may vary locally. The project is organized by the League of American Orchestras,
which represents the nation’s professional, volunteer, and youth orchestras, and Feeding America’s
network of over 200 food banks and 63,000 agencies. In 2009 250 orchestras in all 50 states
collected more than 200,000 pounds of food.

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