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North Carolina Symphony Collects Donations for Children in Need


Over its busy holiday concert season, the North Carolina Symphony (NCS) collected enough food and cash donations to provide 462 healthy meals for children in need in the local community. Symphony ticket buyers, staff, and musicians—members of Local 500 (Raleigh, NC)—dropped off donations at holiday concerts and at the symphony’s box office.

NCS worked with its longtime community partner Interfaith Food Shuttle to organize the food drive. The Interfaith Food Shuttle’s Backpack Buddies program sends children from food-insecure families home with healthy weekend meals and snacks at the end of each school week.

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