BINGHAMTON (WBNG) --The Binghamton Philharmonic is teaming up with the Food Bank of the Southern Tier and League of American Orchestras to help fight hunger in our community.
The Binghamton Philharmonic is participating in "Orchestras Feeding America," a nationwide program to help feed the hungry. Organizers said the initiative was inspired by the film "The Soloist." "The Soloist" is about a musician who developed schizophrenia and became homeless.
A special screening of the film was shown at the Art Mission and Theater in Binghamton Sunday afternoon. Before the showing, the community was asked to donate non-perishable items.
"This is the first year that the Binghamton Philharmonic is participating but you know I am really looking to make an impact and I hope the community comes out and supports it," Executive Director of the Binghamton Philharmonic Brittany Hall said.
Non-perishable items can be donated to different locations around the community through March 20, that includes at the Binghamton Philharmonic's upcoming concert "Unlimited Wonders" March 18 at the Forum.
For a full list of drop-off locations, head to the Binghamton Philharmonic's Facebook Page.