For the 38th year, All Saints’ Cathedral, the home of the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee, is hosting its’ annual Great Hunger Book Sale. The book sale has raised more than half-a-million dollars over 38 years, providing support to many local, national, and international programs that provide food for the hungry. The sale expects to raise another $20,000 this year.
“Hunger remains a major issue for many children and families in Milwaukee,” said Suzanne Cornell, coordinator of the book sale. “All of our books are donated by Milwaukee area residents who want to stop hunger and provide food for everyone in our community. Working with our partner food agencies, we are all making a difference.”
The Hunger Book Sale takes place from Thursday, August 1 through Tuesday, August 6, at All Saints’ Cathedral, 818 East Juneau Ave., Milwaukee WI 53202. There is a special opening night on August 1 from 6 – 9 p.m. For a donation of $5, book lovers will have the first opportunity to view and purchase more than 40,000 books from a variety of categories including cookbooks, fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, poetry, foreign language, and religious. Some rare and collectible books are also available in addition to CD’s, audio books and DVD’s.
There is no admission fee August 2 – 6 and it is open from 11 am – 6 pm. A book discount coupon – valid for August 2 and 3 only – can be found on the All Saints’ website.
Organizations benefiting from The Great Hunger Book Sale include The Gathering, St. Benedict’s Community Meal, Hunger Task Force, Interchange Food Pantries, Salvation Army Summer Lunch, Sojourner Truth House, St. John’s Cathedral Open Door Café, Feeding America, The Episcopal Relief Fund, and other local, national and international organizations with food as part of their mission.
On August 4, The Great Hunger Book Sale will also feature an old-fashioned corn roast from 11 am to 4 pm.