In 1982, 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 Southern Baptist World Hunger Fund. Since then, World Hunger Day at First Baptist Church has grown to include a huge yard sale, barbecue, craft & bake sale, and auction.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars raised. Countless lives touched. The love of Jesus shared through gifts, work, and provisions.
World Hunger Day is the last Saturday in September on our church campus starting at 7 a.m. Donations are accepted on Friday evenings and Saturdays mornings in August and September leading up to the big sale.
Each year all of the money raised is used for hunger relief at home and around the world. All the money is used to feed people, with no money held out for administrative costs. Beneficiaries include Haiti, Angels & Sparrows Soup Kitchen, Mountain Marketplace in WV, Loaves & Fishes, Caterpillar Ministries, and more.