The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore today announced the organization as a beneficiary of the food and fund drive hosted by entertainment company Live Nation. The drive will take place at the Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater in Virginia Beach on Saturday, June 11 from 3 to 7 p.m. – prior to the concert featuring country music superstar Brad Paisley.

“This support is especially timely and important against the backdrop of inflated food costs and a significant decline in donations,” says Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore & CEO Christopher Tan. “We appreciate Live Nation for this fun and unique opportunity to raise additional funds essential to putting foods on the tables of our most vulnerable neighbors.”

Want to support the Foodbank? Drop your non-perishable items off at a local Langley Federal Credit Union below. Each drop-off earns a raffle ticket for a chance at TWO Brad Paisley concert tickets!

Sandbridge Branch
2090 Princess Anne Road Unit 140
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Hilltop Branch
741 First Colonial Road, Suite 101
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Salem Branch
1625 Salem Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Bonney Branch
3701 Bonney Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Town Center Branch
4625 Virginia Beach Boulevard Suite 107
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

The concert will kick off at 7:30 p.m. and will also include special guests Tracy Lawrence and Caylee Hammack. Attendees who donate food or funds at the event will have an opportunity to win a ticket upgrade to Pit/Gold Circle and VIP Club passes. All donations will be converted into the total number of means provided (1 pound of food equals .83 meals; $1 equals 1.43 meals), and generous donor who donates the most meals will win the prize. To be eligible to win, donors must leave their cell phone number at the time of donation and will be contacted at 7:15 p.m. with information on how to claim their prize.

Last year, the Foodbank – a member of Feeding America and the Federation of Virginia Food Banks – provided 15.9 million meals to individuals and families struggling with hunger within its 4,745-square-mile service area. Working with community partners, the Foodbank is leading with effort to eliminate hunger in our region by addressing the root causes of food insecurity.