College Park Food Bank Benefit: School of Music Chamber Ensembles

College Park Food Bank Benefit: School of Music Chamber Ensembles

Sunday, September 24, 2023 • 3PM

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Estimated Length: 
2 hours


One of the priorities for the UMD School is to connect and engage with the surrounding community in meaningful and impactful ways. As a part of this effort, chamber groups from across the School of Music are presenting a recital in order to collect donations for the College Park Community Food Bank.

This Benefit Recital is to help raise awareness about and collect donations for the food bank. By hosting this recital in the Gildenhorn Recital Hall, the School of Music hopes to bring information about the important work being done to address food insecurity in the College Park area to a new location, reach new audiences and encourage people to donate, learn more and volunteer. Join us for this performance where students feed your soul to help feed College Park.


Admission to this recital is free, with a suggested donation of $20, which can be given in the form of cash or check at the recital hall door, or online at this link.


Established in September 2008 as a ministry of the College Park Church of the Nazarene, the food bank became an independent nonprofit in 2021. It is fueled by support from the local community in the form of donations of money, food items and volunteers. In turn, the food bank provides food to any person or family in need without qualification. During the pandemic, the nonprofit expanded its modest operation to serve more than ten times the families served in pre-pandemic times. It is currently supporting an average of 325 families a week and is on track to distribute over 12,000 bags of groceries and 10,000 boxes of produce in 2022. This is only possible because of the support it receives from the community.