LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A night at the symphony could help families in need of food across the state.
On Thursday, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and the Foodbank announced they are teaming up to collect food for families in need.
At this Saturday and Sunday's orchestra performances of 'Beethoven and Blue Jeans,' they are collecting frozen turkeys. This is to help Arkansas families enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner if they can't afford it.
"It may surprise people to know that we have over a half million hungry people in our state," said Phyllis Haynes with the Arkansas Foodbank.
There's also incentive for those who donate.
"Anyone who comes with a frozen turkey, or any other piece of poultry in hand, automatically receives two free tickets to any future performance of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra program," explained Philip Mann, director of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.
Out of the half million hungry Arkansans, Haynes said $90,000 are children. To learn more about the Arkansas Foodbank and how to help, click here.