Portland, OR. All Classical Portland is kicking off its second annual Music Feeds fundraiser with the Oregon Food Bank with the goal of feeding 30,000 meals to those in need. Radio station staffers (and arts partners, Metropolitan Youth Symphony, Portland Piano International, Portland Youth Philharmonic, Portland Symphonic Choir, Oregon Symphony Orchestra, and Portland Baroque Orchestra) rolled up their sleeves on August 28th to launch the program at the Oregon Food Bank with Olson & Jones Construction.

“The “Music Feeds” Fall Fundraiser is so special to All Classical Portland. During September, Every time someone makes a donation to All Classical Portland, Olson & Jones Construction turns around and makes a donation directly to the Oregon Food Bank,” explains Suzanne Nance, CEO and president of All Classical Portland. “This does a couple of things: It helps us raise the necessary funds to keep the music alive on our public community radio service; and it helps us feed 30,000 people who are in need. It’s a beautiful way for the community to come together.”

Suzanne Nance, president and CEO of All Classical Portland 

Oregon Food Bank’s food distribution programs also provide social contact and promote community cohesiveness, both of which are components in building individual and neighborhood resiliency.

High fives for success at the volunteer effort.

Amber Lindsey, Director of Communications Oregon Food Bank says, We’re thrilled that All Classical Portland and Olson & Jones Construction are here to provide a visual, tangible start to Hunger Action Month.”

From All Classical Portland:

More than 644,000 Oregonians are food insecure, and of those, about 223,480 are children. All Classical Portland provides music around the clock that nourishes the heart and soul, and through this 2nd annual collaboration during Hunger Action Month, the station will also help nourish bodies. Throughout September, each donation made to All Classical Portland will trigger a third-party donation from Olson & Jones Construction directly to the Oregon Food Bank, which will provide six meals to individuals and families in need. The goal is to receive 5,000 donations which will in turn feed up to 30,000 people.

The station is partnering with the Oregon Food Bank and support its network of regional pantries which help 1 in 5 households experiencing hunger in our region. In line with All Classical Portland’s mission to build and sustain culturally vibrant communities, Olson & Jones Construction has worked to build community in the Portland area for over 35 years and is a proud supporter of All Classical Portland.

To take part in this fundraiser, call 1-888-899-5722, make your gift online at www.allclassical.org, or stop by the station in person, Monday through Friday, 9am – 5pm. (address: 211 SE Caruthers Street in Portland)

Individuals can participate in the fundraiser, by calling 1-888-899-5722, donate online at www.allclassical.org, or stop by the station in person, Monday through Friday, 9am – 5pm. (address: 211 SE Caruthers Street in Portland).