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 funded over 900,000 meals...read more
  • Supported more than 100 hunger-relief organizations
  • 100% of concert donations benefit food pantries
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

Eureka Ensemble
Boston     Sunday, October 20, 2019 . 7:30 PM
PERFORMERS

Eureka Ensemble, Kim Kashkashian, Geneva Lewis, Maria Ioudenitch, Jing Peng, Andrew Samarasekara, Don Weilerstein, Vivian Weilerstein, Rachel Yi, Zhanbo Zheng

Telemann–Concerto for 4 Violins in G major, TWV 40:201
Betty Olivero–“Neharót Neharót”
Luke Hsu–Partita for violin and piano
Telemann–Viola Concerto in G major, TWV 51:G9

New England Conservatory, Brown Hall . 7:30 PM

The Eureka Ensemble opens our 10th season of Music for Food concerts in Boston! Join us for an evening of Telemann concerti, Betty Olivero’s musical testament on war and women’s voices, and the premier of Luke Hsu’s “Partita,” written specifically for Music for Food.

All concert donations will support The Women’s Lunch Place.
Suggested donation: $30+; $10+ (students)

Free Sunday Series | Beethoven’s Sonatas for Cello and Piano
Boston     Sunday, October 27, 2019. 3PM
PERFORMERS

Ron Lowry, Cello
Lois Shapiro, Piano

Beethoven’s Complete Sonatas for Cello and Piano

Rivera Hall. Rivers Conservatory. 331 Winter St, Weston, MA 02493

This first concert of the year at Rivers Conservatory will feature highly-acclaimed chamber musicians Lois Shapiro (piano) and Ron Lowry (cello), as a Music for Food concert to benefit A Place to Turn. The program presents a rare opportunity to hear all five Beethoven cello sonatas in one afternoon. In Shapiro’s words, “Many consider Beethoven to have been a visionary who transformed the way we engage the musical experience. His music inspires us all to take risks and think ‘outside the box’ . . . His five remarkably diverse cello sonatas span his entire compositional output, and thereby afford an extraordinary overview of his evolving compositional process.”

Chamber Music Series at Broadway Presbyterian Church: Schumann, Schumann, and Mendelssohn
New York     Thursday, November 7, 2019 . 7:30 PM
PERFORMERS

Laurie Smukler and Emily Daggett Smith, violin;
Hannah Burnett, viola;
Natasha Brofsky, cello
Kristina Bachrach, soprano
Qing Jiang, piano

Clara Schumann Trio in g minor, Op. 17 and Two Songs
Schoenberg selections from Cabaret Songs (1901)
Mendelssohn Quartet in f minor, Op. 80

Broadway Presbyterian Church, 114th Street and Broadway

Concert benefits Broadway Community

A Celebration of the Viola
Philadelphia     Sunday, November 24, 2019. 7 PM
PERFORMERS

Jonathan Biss, Roberto Diaz, Kim Kashkashian, and Steven Tenenbaum, and the Vera Quartet

Bartok Duos,
Beethoven String Quintet in C major, Op. 29,
Beethoven Piano Sonata (TBD)

Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music