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CCM's Music For Food Concert Benefits Cincinnati's Freestore Foodbank

Students and faculty performers will use their artistry to fight hunger through the Music for Food concert at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 13 at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music’s Dierterle Vocal Arts Center. Now in its second year, this chamber music series benefits Cincinnati’s Freestore Foodbank as the non-profit prepares to help hungry families during the holidays.

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The concert is presented by series coordinators Lydia Brown, Gwen Coleman Detwiler and CCM’s string-quartet-in-residence, the Ariel Quartet.

In lieu of paid admission, concert attendees are asked to bring a donation of non-perishable food items or cash. All proceeds benefit the Freestore Foodbank.

About Music For Food
Music for Food is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on hunger relief. It’s concert series that strives to raise resources and awareness in the fight against hunger. The organization is in its seventh season and has local chapters in ten U.S. cities. Over 335,000 meals have been provided as a direct result of Music for Food concerts. Learn more by visiting www.musicforfoodboston.org.

About Cincinnati’s Freestore Foodbank
Recognized as non-profit of the year at the 2016 Cincinnati USA Business Awards, the Freestore Foodbank serves 23 million meals each year across 20 counties in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. As one of Ohio’s largest foodbanks, the non-profit organization distributes meals through a network of 350 community partner agencies, which includes food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, community centers, senior centers and daycare facilities. Ninety-four percent of donations to the foodbank go directly to programs and services. The Freestore Foodbank is a Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity and a member of Feeding America and United Way. Learn more by visiting www.freestorefoodbank.org.

Performance Time
2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13

Location
Dieterle Vocal Arts Center, Room 300
CCM Village, University of Cincinnati

Admission
Non-perishable food items or cash donation
Suggested donation: $20 general, $15 students

Parking and Directions
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit uc.edu/parking for information on parking rates.

For detailed maps and directions, please visit uc.edu/visitors. Additional parking is available off-campus at the U Square complex on Calhoun Street and other neighboring lots.

For directions to CCM Village, visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions.

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Story by CCM graduate student Alexandra Doyle

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