A Musician-led Initiative to fight hunger in our local communities
Musicians volunteer their time & talent
All audience donations go to a local pantry

Read our full Mission Statement, find out more about our participating musicians, and see a list of pantries we have supported.

Food Insecurity In the US

Food Insecurity in the US
  • MFF concerts have created over 500,000 meals...read more
  • More than 60 hunger-relief organizations participate
  • 100% of audience donations from concerts go to a local food pantry
Please read about hunger in the US here

Musicians Talk About Music for Food

We believe both music and food are essential to human life and growth. Music has the power to call forth the best in us, inspiring awareness and action when artists and audiences work together to transform the ineffable into tangible and needed food resources.

Upcoming Concerts

San Francisco     Saturday. 13 January 2018 . 7:30pm

Natalia Badziak, viola; Ani Bukujian, violin; Lena Tzuhui Ho, viola; Kim Kashkashian, viola; Evan Kahn, cello; Dimitri Murrath, viola; Linda Numagami, viola; Carly Scena, viola; Zhenwei Shi, viola; Maria van der Sloot, violin; Ian Swensen, violin; Sophia Inés Valenti, viola; Sam Weiser, violin.

Kim Kashkashian Residency at San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Leclair, Duo in e minor for 2 violins
Bartók, Duos for viola ensemble
Dvořák, Viola Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 97

Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall, San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Music for Food concert in conjunction with Kim Kashkashian’s residency at San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Suggested Donation: $30+, $10+ students.
This concert will benefit St. Anthony’s Dining Room.

Pittsburgh     Sunday . 14 January 2018 . 3:00pm

Catherine Cho, violin; Tina Faigen, piano

Chamber Music by by Fauré, Mozart, Phillips, Scarlatti, & Schultz

An afternoon of chamber music featuring works by Fauré, Mozart, Phillips, Scarlatti, and Schultz.

James Laughlin Music Hall . Chatham University

Co-sponsored by Chatham’s Music Department, The Women’s Institute and Falk School of Sustainability & Environment Food Studies Program.
Cash donations to benefit Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

Boston     Saturday . 20 January 2018 . 7:30pm

Eva Aronian, violin; Jamie Clark, cello; Damien Francoeur-Krzyzek, piano; Danny Koo, violin; Leonid Plashinov-Johnson, viola.

Bloch, Beethoven, & Brahms

Beethoven, Violin Sonata Op. 12, no. 3
Brahms, Piano Quartet Op. 60
Bloch, Piano Quintet No. 1

Theodore Parker Church . 1859 Centre Street . West Roxbury . MA . 02132

All proceeds benefit the Roslindale Food Pantry.
Suggested donation: $25+; $10+ seniors/students (ollected at the door).

Philadelphia     Saturday . January 20 . 2018 . 7:00pm

Jonathan Biss, piano; Anna Fialkowska, violin; Joshua Halpern, cello; Kim Kashkashian, viola; Daniel Matsukawa, bassoon; Jennifer Montone, French horn; Cassie Pilgrim, oboe; Tania Villasuso, clarinet

Muisc for Food Philadelphia

Beethoven, Quintet in E-flat Major for Piano and Winds, Op. 16
Brahms, Piano Quartet in A Major, Op. 26

First Unitarian Church . 2125 Chestnut Street . Philadelphia . PA . 19103

Donations of $20+, $10+ students/seniors, collected at the door. This concert benefits Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission.