The Cars of Palestine will hold its second annual “Fill the Convertible” food drive Saturday as part of its monthly cruise night.

The event will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Herschel’s parking lot.

“Any kind of non-perishable items will be accepted and the items we collect will be divided between local agencies already in place to help those in need,” Cars of Palestine President Sherry Kirkwood said Wednesday.

Non-perishable items such as cereal, cookies, canned vegetables, soup, canned meat, jelly, stuffing, condensed milk, canned or dried fruit, peanut butter, etc., will be accepted.

“This is the second time we’ve done this. We are doing it a little earlier this year so we have plenty of time to get the food items out by Thanksgiving,” Kirkwood said. “We have some members who volunteer with some of the agencies and they are seeing more and more people coming in, so we wanted to help.”

On average, about 20 to 30 classic cars are displayed on cruise nights.

“Because we are doing this so close to Halloween, quite a few of us are going to dress in a costume to draw some attention and invite people to come look at the cars, see the costumes and drop off their canned goods and non-perishable items,” Kirkwood said. “We also will accept paper goods, paper towels, tissues and toiletry items because there’s a need for those too.”

During the Nov. 20 cruise night (from 6 to 8 p.m.), Cars of Palestine will hold a toy drive at the same location.

Hershel’s is located at 1925 S. Loop 256 in Palestine.

For more information about the food drive, or to send a donation, call 903-729-0403.

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