"If Music Be the Food..." was created by Carol Rodland in Rochester, New York, in 2009. Its mission is to raise awareness and support for hunger and food insecurity in the local community through the sharing of great music, as well as to teach music students about the importance of utilizing their art for service in their communities. All participants in every aspect of this endeavor volunteer their services and pay their own costs, so that all proceeds can go directly to the partnering food bank. Audience members are invited to bring monetary donations or non-perishable food items for the partnering food bank as the price of admission. IMBTF is not a 501-C3, as all funds raised go directly to the food bank. "If Music Be the Food..." has inspired musicians throughout the United States to initiate projects based on this concept in their own communities.
For a complete listing of IMBTF concerts, please visit http://www.ifmusicbethefood.com