The Independence Center will host its 3rd annual Food Truck Festival from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 30. Local families are invited to partake in some of Kansas City’s favorite four-wheel-based cuisine.

Participating food trucks include Taste of Kansas City BBQ & Grill, Iggy’s GreenGo, Tito’s BBQ, Blondie’s Woodfire Wheelhouse and Humdinger, Betty Rae's Ice Cream and SnoFlower’s shaved ice cream.

A portion of all vendor sales will be donated to Susan G. Komen, in conjunction with Independence Center’s upcoming “More Than Pink” initiative. Independence Center is one of more than 180 Simon malls nationwide participating in this month-long October campaign, in support of Simon’s pledge to donate $1 million each year in 2017 and 2018 to Susan G. Komen’s fight against breast cancer.

Participating Independence Center retailers will be offering special deals and discounts throughout the day, plus there’ll be live music, an on-site DJ, and a beer garden featuring craft beers from local breweries. Children will enjoy a variety of fun-filled activities, including an obstacle course and bounce house. Face painting will take place from noon to 3 p.m., and there’ll be yard games for all ages.

This event is free to the public. For more information, visit