Brad Paisley partnering with Ozarks Food Harvest
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— Country music superstar Brad Paisley’s Virtual Reality World Tour 2012 is coming to Springfield on Feb. 25 and will help feed those in need by collecting non-perishable food items and monetary donations for Ozarks Food Harvest.
OFH supporters will have a chance to win two VIP tickets and meet-and-greet passes by donating to The Food Bank before the concert. Community members who donate 10 non-perishable food items or $10 will be entered to win the tickets and passes. No previous ticket purchase is required, and there is no limit on the number of entries.
Donations will be accepted at Ozarks Food Harvest’s O’Reilly Center for Hunger Relief, 2810 N. Cedarbrook Ave., Wednesday, Feb. 22 through Friday, Feb. 24 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Donors should enter on the north side of the facility.
Donations will also be accepted at JQH Arena, 685 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway, between 2:45 and 5:30 p.m. the day of the concert, Saturday, Feb. 25. Contest participants should look for Ozarks Food Harvest’s Mobile Food Pantry truck and food bank volunteers. Donors will be required to provide their name, cell phone number and address when making a donation. Ozarks Food Harvest staff and food drive volunteers cannot enter the giveaway.
The winner will be drawn and called at 5:45 p.m. on Feb. 25. Tickets will need to be picked up outside JQH Arena. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; concert starts at 7:30 p.m.
Examples include canned meats like tuna, boxed meals like macaroni and cheese, peanut butter and canned fruit. Glass containers or expired food will not be accepted.
Brad Paisley will headline with special guests, The Band Perry and American Idol Winner Scotty McCreery.
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About Ozarks Food Harvest—The Food Bank
Ozarks Food Harvest is the Feeding America food bank for southwest Missouri, serving more than 300 hunger relief organizations across 28 Ozarks counties. The Food Bank reaches approximately 80,000 individuals monthly and distributes 12 million pounds of food annually. OFH was named the 2011 Small Business of the Year by the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. Learn more at ozarksfoodharvest.org and at facebook.com/ozarksfoodharvest.