The Food Truck and Cart Hop will make its debut Sunday, May 27, at the southwest corner of Parsons Avenue and East Gates Street.

The Food Truck and Cart Hop will make its debut Sunday, May 27, at the southwest corner of Parsons Avenue and East Gates Street.

About eight vendors, offering everything from grilled cheese to pizza to vegan fare, will gather from noon to 6 p.m. the last Sunday of every month through October.

Because the June 30 hop coincides with ComFest, it was moved to July 1.

Some proceeds from the event will benefit local charities.

This month's recipient is Homeport, which provides quality, affordable housing and services to low- and moderate-income households in central Ohio.

"We think it's a great opportunity to partner with local organizations to raise awareness of our organization," said Ray George, marketing manager of Homeport.

"And, it's a different kind of an event so we're hoping it will be successful," George said.

Hal & Al's pub, the Parsons Avenue Merchants Association and Merion Village Association collaborated on the hop.

"We were just looking to do something positive for the area," said Jay Cheplowitz, owner of Hal & Al's, 1297 Parsons Ave.

"Food trucks are very popular right now and we've got a great sense of community in this area."

Also part of the day's festivities is a Flimsee Sticks tournament.

The object of the game is to use a disc to knock cups off the top of two poles.

The Merion Village Association is serving root beer floats to help raise money for the local neighborhood group.