Brad Paisley fans can help fight regional hunger

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Donations for the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, seen here in November 2015. (Courtesy of Shannon Kane)

Donations for the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, seen here in November 2015. (Courtesy of Shannon Kane)

Brad Paisley fans will have the chance to give back during Thursday’s concert at the Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater.

The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, which provides meals to senior citizens, families and children, will be on site, 3550 Cellar Door Way, from 5-7 p.m. before the show. The organization will be conducting a food and fund drive, translating food and cash donations to meals. A pound of food yields .83 meals and $1 would provide close to three meals, according to a release. The concert-goer who donates the most meals will receive a ticket upgrade and meet Brad Paisley that evening.

Donors must leave cell-phone contact information at the donation table in order to be considered for the prize; the winner will be contacted by 7 p.m.

The Foodbank provided 16.1 million meals to hungry individuals in 2015. The organization serves areas such as Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Franklin and Virginia Beach, according to its website. The group has provided meals for people in Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore since 1981.

Concert tickets are still currently available at the amphitheater box office and on the Live Nation website. Prices range from $23 to about $40.

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