The 41st Annual World Hunger Day yard sale will be hosted by First Baptist Church of Huntersville on Saturday, Sept. 24th starting at 7 a.m.
All proceeds from the event goes to help feed people locally and in Haiti. Programs supported include Caterpillar Ministries, Angels & Sparrows, Loaves & Fishes, the Community Breakfast at First Baptist, and Friends Empowering Haiti.
Donations of gently used, sorted items will be accepted Saturday, Sept. 17 from 10am – 4pm, Sunday, Sept. 18 from 2pm – 5pm and Monday, Sept 19 – Thursday, Sept. 22 from 4pm -7pm in the church’s north parking lot. Volunteers are not accepting electronics, TVs, computers, used mattresses, lawn mowers, and broken items.
The tradition goes back to 1982 when a small men’s prayer breakfast group from the church felt God’s call to feed the hungry around the world. That first year, a yard sale on the grounds raised more than $1,000 for the World Hunger Fund. Since then, World Hunger Day has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to feed those in need.
“There are so many great things about World Hunger Day at our church,” Mary Garth, event co-chair said. “My favorite part is how it brings the community together for a common cause.”
Volunteers from local schools and churches help provide the manpower and donations come from all over. With 100% of the proceeds going to food ministries, fewer people will go without a good meal. Caterpillar Ministries, Angels & Sparrows, Loaves & Fishes, and the Community Breakfast all provide nutritious meals for local people of all ages and circumstances.