Good News for a Change: Food pantry estate sale -

Good News for a Change: Food pantry estate sale

(KMOV) -- Food pantries are finding it harder than ever to keep up with demand. Pantries are needing more help in order to help others. One St. Louis couple is answering that call for help in an unusual way, and it's Good News 4 a Change.

It promises to be a shoppers paradise. Hundreds of used items in great condition, from clothing to computers - all at incredible prices. The proceeds will help Lane Tabernacle C.M.E. church feed the hungry.

A gigantic estate sale is being held on Friday March 26, 2010 from noon to 6 p.m.. and Saturday March 27 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 19 Washington Terrace off Union just south of Delmar in St. Louis.

When Dr. Larry Jones was hired as medical director of a major hospital in Chicago, his wife Audrey decided not to move everything to the windy city. She instead chose to place many of their most prized possessions up for sale to benefit Audrey's first love: the Lane Tabernacle Food Pantry. After overseeing the Feed The Hungry Ministry and making large yearly donations to it, Mrs. Jones wanted to find a way to help sustain the effort after the family moved away. "I decided this charity effort would begin in the home, our home," Jones said.

When bargain hunters arrive at the Jones' home, they'll be greeted by upscale furnishings, housewares, and clothing. The hundreds of items up for grabs include suits and entire bins filled with dress shirts and silk ties. Jones said others who've heard about the fund raiser are also donating items to sell.

Since 2007, Lane Tabernacle's food pantry has distributed more than 1.4 million pounds of food. Jones teamed up with fellow church member Jerry Hall and other dedicated members to operate the ministry.

They serve 150 families in ten different zip codes, and the need continues to grow.

For more information on the estate sale, call 314-454-6844.


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