BSO Helps Feed Hungry 

Music lovers who turned out for a symphony concert Sunday afternoon also had the chance to help feed their hungry neighbors.The Bangor Symphony Orchestra took part in a national food drive organized by the League of American Orchestras.They asked patrons to bring non-perishable food items to today’s concert at the Collins Center for the Arts in Orono.The food will be donated to the Good Shepherd Food Bank, which will then distribute it to food pantries, cupboards and shelters across the state.Good Shepherd staffers say the timing of the food drive couldn’t have been better since the demand for food is up by about thirty percent.”so we tried to figure out any possible way to help those less fortunate people, and the bangor symphony orchestra helped a lot.”So far, more than 200 orchestras from all 50 states have held food drives at their concerts.