August and September mean the beginning of a number of things — the start of school, the beginning of football season, and of course, First Baptist Church-Huntersville's annual World Hunger Day event. Known as one of the area's largest fall attractions with a huge yard sale, bake sale, barbecue lunch, silent and live auctions and more, this year's event will be held Saturday, Sept. 29, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The barbecue runs from 10 a.m. until the food sells out.
The church will begin collecting donations for the yard sale Friday, Aug. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 18, from noon to 4 p.m. Donations can continue to be dropped off at the church every Friday and Saturday through Sept. 22. Yard sale items such as clothing, shoes, toys, electronics, furniture, appliances, sports equipment, tools, household items, linens and bedding, books, seasonal items and more are being accepted. Donations are tax deductible and a receipt will be provided upon request.
All proceeds will be used to help fight hunger locally and around the world. Organizations receiving support from this year's World Hunger event include the Angels and Sparrows Soup Kitchen in Huntersville, Loaves and Fishes Food pantry at Huntersville United Methodist Church, Mountain Marketplace in West Virginia, the North Carolina Baptist Men Disaster Relief Fund feeding program, and OFCB in Haiti.
First Baptist Church-Huntersville is located at 119 N. Old Statesville Road in Huntersville.