(Photo courtesy of Second Harvest Food Bank)

APTOS — The annual World’s Biggest Garage Sale, which was held at Twin Lakes Church May 13, was the most successful to date, raising about $68,000 for two local nonprofits.

The sale involved months of planning, and scores of volunteers aged 12 to 82.

The event raised $54,000 for Second Harvest Food Bank, which they will turn into 216,000 meals to be distributed through their network of nearly 200 partner agencies and food and nutrition programs throughout Santa Cruz County.

In addition, the event raised $13,500 for the new Teen Challenge Monterey Bay’s Brennan Street Shelter for Women and Children. 

“The amazing dedication and hard work we see from the Twin Lakes Church community continually surprises me,” Second Harvest CEO Willy Elliott-McCrea said. “They’re truly invested in feeding people in need, and they sacrifice so much of themselves to do so, time and time again.”

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