Cruise-In raises money for food pantry

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Weinermobile rolled into Jonesboro on Saturday, all to help fight hunger in northeast Arkansas.

The 4th annual Country Mart Cruise-In was held to raise money for the Helping Neighbors Food Pantry. Classic cars were on display and people at the event could vote for their favorite car by buying a canned a canned good and placing it in the box of the vehicle of their choice.

The appearance of the Weinermobile was a big hit with those in attendance, "It took a lot of work to get it here, but it's hear and it's one of our big items," says Stephen Greenwood, store manager of the Southwest Drive Country Mart.

Greenwood says that this is event is hitting on a big problem, "One in four children in the state of Arkansas are below the poverty level," says Greenwood, "they go to bed hungry everynight." But, he says that the food pantry is helping to combat this problem, "Last month 970 children in Jonesboro had supper every night."

The event was a cumulative effort between Jonesboro car clubs and Country Mart among others to raise money for the Helping Neighbors Food Pantry.

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