Saturday, March 20, 2010

EventBite: Upcoming Charitable Happenings

A couple food-related charity events are coming up soon.  Enjoy a nice night out at the symphony or a night of food provided by some of Boston's best restaurants, all while helping provide food to others.  Here are the details:

Food Drive at the Boston Symphony Orchestra
On April 1-3, the BSO is holding a food drive in conjunction with its performances of Mendelssohn's Elijah.  Concert-goers can donate food items at the Mass Ave entrance and the Cohen wing entrance of Symphony Hall before show and during intermission.  And even if you don't like classical musical, you can still donate - just drop by between 7 and 8pm on the nights of the show.

Only canned items can be accepted.  Baby formula, baby food, and glass containers cannot be accepted due to safety reasons.  The food drive is part of the League of American Orchestras' nationwide "Orchestras Feeding America" project.  Food donated at Symphony Hall will go to the Greater Boston Food Bank.  You can also give a monetary donation online at the BSO website.

Taste of the Nation Boston
Share Our Strength's 22nd annual Taste of the Nation event benefits the fight against childhood hunger.  It takes place at Hynes Convention Center on April 8th and features over 65 local restaurants, wineries, bars, and breweries.  Through March 31st, you can save 15% on tickets by entering tweettaste15 at checkout.  Follow ShareStrengthMA on Twitter for more information.  On the night of the event, Citysearch Boston is running a Twitter competition: tweet about the event while you're there to be entered to win a $200 restaurant gift certificate.

One of the great things about this event is that 100% of ticket sales go directly to the cause.

I'll be attending, so stay tuned for a recap and slideshow! 


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