Rochester NY music school raises 1,121 lbs. in food drive

The Rochester Academy of Music & Arts organized a food drive for the non-profit organization Foodlink, raising over one thousand pounds of food in one month
Academy students Carson & Jackson Wade  donated items to the Food Drive
Academy students Carson & Jackson Wade donated items to the Food Drive
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ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Jan. 26, 2016 - PRLog -- In November, the Rochester Academy of Music & Arts organized and hosted its second-annual food drive for Foodlink-- a certified nonprofit organization committed to fighting hunger in Rochester. The Academy raised 1,121 lbs. of food over a one-month period, nearly doubling last year’s total.

To date, the Academy has raised a total of 1,800 lbs. of food for those in need.

Giving Thanks & Giving Help

Academy assistant director Brigid Harrigan worked closely with Foodlink to coordinate this year’s food drive. According to Harrigan, “Celebrating family is very important to us at the Academy, as hundreds of families come through our doors each week.” Harrigan continues, “An important part of being a family-friendly organization is seizing opportunities to help support families who are in a time of need.”

Foodlink estimates that the donation will provide over 900 healthy meals for local families.

About the Rochester Academy of Music & Arts

The Rochester Academy of Music and Arts is Rochester NY’s largest privately-owned music school. In 2015, the Academy was the recipient of three separate “Best of Rochester” awards, and a national award for business growth. The Academy is committed to promoting positive change in the Rochester community, by hosting community events, fundraisers, and being an active participant in local charities. For more information, please visit

About Foodlink

Foodlink is a regional food hub and the Feeding America food bank serving Allegany, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates Counties.  Their operations target the root causes of hunger.  In 2015, Foodlink distributed over 18 million pounds of food—including 3.6 million pounds of produce, offered more than 200 nutrition education courses, and created new access points for healthy foods in underserved communities. It is a certified nonprofit organization. To learn more, please visit

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