Fans attending this weekend's NHRA Las Vegas Nationals will be able to give back to the community while enjoying the best in professional drag racing. The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will collect non-perishable food items to benefit City Mission of Las Vegas on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Race fans are encouraged to bring their non-perishable food items to The Strip at LVMS and make use of the two convenient drop-off locations - at the general admission gate and the RV/motorhome gate - which will be in operation from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday and 7:30 a.m.-noon on Saturday and Sunday.

"We are really excited for the opportunity to work with Las Vegas Motor Speedway and are looking forward to a successful drive this weekend," said Jackie Davis, Director of City Mission of Las Vegas. "There has been a growing demand for canned food items throughout the city of Las Vegas this year and this drive will help feed hundreds of needy families during the holiday season."

City Mission aims to provide opportunities for homeless and destitute men and women and the poor and needy to transform their lives. Their strategy is to feed the hungry, help the homeless, provide food boxes for the poor and needy and referrals to long-term residential discipleship and rehabilitation programs for all who are in need.

For more information on City Mission, please visit www.citymissionoflasvegas.org or call (702) 384-1930.

The event weekend will feature the top names in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series competing for championships in Top Fuel Dragster, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle classes.

For more information, please call LVMS at (702) 644-4444 or visit www.lvms.com. Follow LVMS on Facebook and Twitter.