Local artists with the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra will use the power of music to fight hunger in the City of Alexandria by hosting a benefit concert at Christ Church.  Thousands of Alexandrians, perhaps as many as one in five, live in households struggling to make ends meet. Unfortunately, when it comes to deciding what bills to pay, some of these families are forced to reduce what they spend on food. For our homeless neighbors, emergency feeding programs are designed to offer meals throughout the week.  Emergency Food providers in Alexandria work together through food pantries and feeding programs aimed at supporting these individuals and families.  

Eric Costantino, a local young musician and member of the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, recently attended a Music for Food event and was intrigued by the mission of the organization.  Being a musician himself, Eric was inspired to create a local Music for Food concert to benefit Alexandria organizations that provide food relief to the community.

This Music for Food event will be held on Saturday, November 21st at 4:00p.m. in the auditorium at Christ Church.  Music for Food is a Boston, Massachusetts based organization that hosts concerts to raise awareness and funds for hunger relief nationwide. The concert allows youth solo and ensemble performers to give back to the community by performing for a cause.

Admission to the concert is free, suggested donations are $25 for adult and $10 for student and children.  All are welcome.  Proceeds from the concert will benefit Region IV of The Diocese of Virginia Alexandria Community Outreach Programs.  Region IV gives generously to outreach initiatives in the City and specifically funds raised will go to support residents in our community that suffer from food insecurity. Please contact Kristen Moore or Susan Hahn with questions.