The talented musicians in Northfield Mount Hermon’s (NMH) music program will present the 11th annual Meals on Wheels benefit concert on Sunday, February 15 at 3pm at the Rhodes Arts Center on the NMH campus. The concert is free and open to the public; donations will benefit LifePath's Meals on Wheels program.
Last year, the NMH music department was the inaugural recipient, along with Baystate Health, of LifePath’s Community Partner Award. The concert program partly inspired the creation of the new award that annually highlights exemplary community programs that benefit the organization.
Music Director Steve Bathory-Peeler, instrumental in designing the fund-raising event back in 2004, thought of Meals on Wheels because of his exposure to the program as a child. “I didn’t know if a Meals on Wheels program even existed in the area but we tracked it down,” said Bathory-Peeler, “and we’re really excited to have a decade of history supporting the program.”
This year, the concert program will include selections by the school’s symphony orchestra and jazz ensemble. “We’re really excited about this year’s concert,” said Bathory-Peeler, “and hope that the attention brought to us by the award will increase our audience and donations to Meals on Wheels.”
LifePath’s Meals on Wheels program grows every year – as does the need. Last year, volunteer drivers delivered 130,000 meals to 947 home bound clients in a 30 town area, an increase of almost 10,000 meals over 2013.
For more information about the concert, contact Sue Rhenow at 413-498-3281.