Fill the House! An Event to Benefit the Foodbank for Westchester

The Tarrytown Music Hall is excited to be organizing a food drive on behalf of the Foodbank for Westchester. Please join us as we attempt to “Fill the House!” with holiday grocery bags. Each bag will provide a family of four with a holiday meal this season. Our challenge is to collect enough bags to fill every seat in The Music Hall! The Foodbank for Westchester will be adding a turkey to each bag upon distribution, in order to make the holiday meal complete.

Westchester County has 200,000 people who are at risk of hunger or facing food insecurity. The suburbs have seen a whopping 64% increase in poverty and hunger over the past 15 years. Please consider contributing a bag of food in order to help us reach our goal! Together, we have an opportunity to offer significant help to our local community.

We are now accepting donations via our website (please visit our website, where you will find a link to the Foodbank for Westchester campaign under our Donations tab) and donated Holiday Bags, and this food and donation drive will commence with the Mavis Staples and Los Lobos concert at 7pm on Sunday, November 20th.

What Foods Are Needed? Please see the online list. Each bag must contain the 16 specific non-perishable items specified by the Foodbank for Westchester. (Our local sponsor, CTown supermarket of Tarrytown & Ossining, will be happy to assist you, and will have a special in-store display to make shopping easy! The estimated cost is less than $25.00 per bag.)

Bags may be dropped off at The Music Hall during Box Office hours: Wednesday – Saturday from 12noon until 5pm, or 3 hours prior to any show. We will also be accepting food donations from 12noon – 7pm on the day of the November 20th show. Those who do join us will be encouraged to take a selfie in our historic lobby and share their good work on social media. #FILLTHEHOUSE!

To view the shopping list for the grocery bags, please visit our website, or contact me, Nancy Zallo, via email at

Please, spread the word and encourage your friends, local community organizations, businesses, and residents to collect Holiday Bags within their groups, workplaces, and neighborhoods…and help us fill all 843 seats!

Please visit our website:, in order to purchase show tickets if you would like to join us on November 20th, for Mavis Staples and Los Lobos at 7pm. We will be presenting the Foodbank for Westchester with the collected donations before the show!

Thank you so much for joining us for this challenge, and thank you so much to CTown of Tarrytown & Ossining and Coffee Labs Roasters for joining the Music Hall as generous sponsors for this special event. Together we will fill the house with food, music and our wonderful community spirit!

The Tarrytown Music Hall

13 Main Street

Tarrytown, New York 10591

(914) 631-3390

Ticketforce: (877) 840-0457

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