Portage County residents can help the Hiram Police Department see how many police cars it can fill with nonperishable food at the its annual "Fill-A-Police Car" food drive and pet adoption event, at Hiram Municipal Center, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
"The goal is to fill as many police cars with nonperishable food items as we can," Hiram Police Chief Ed Samec said.
All donations go to 4 C's food cupboard in Mantua, which serves the Hiram community, Samec said.
Last year, Samec wanted to add something new to the event and decided to add a pet adoption.
"We had 16 animal rescues that were out in the front yard, and we had seven pet adoptions, successful adoptions, just that day," he said.
People can also enjoy food, watch martial arts and police K-9 demonstrations and see Fox 8 News' Dick Goddard, who will be attending all day, Samec said.