Mennonite food is a highlight of the annual MCC Festival for World Relief. This year’s event takes place Sept. 18 in the parking lot of the MCC Centre on Gladys Avenue. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Mennonite food is a highlight of the annual MCC Festival for World Relief. This year’s event takes place Sept. 18 in the parking lot of the MCC Centre on Gladys Avenue. (Abbotsford News file photo)

MCC Festival for World Relief takes place in Abbotsford

Event is held Saturday, Sept. 18 in parking lot of MCC Centre

The Mennonite Central Committee BC (MCC BC) hosts its 51st annual Festival for World Relief on Saturday, Sept. 18.

Due to COVID-19 protocols, this year’s event will be different than years past. It will be held in the parking lot of the MCC Centre at 33933 Gladys Ave. from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The festival includes all the festival classics such as food, shopping (quilts, Ten Thousand Villages, plants, produce and baked goods) and a children’s area.

Funds raised at the event are designated toward MCC’s work, responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice around the world. This year’s goal is to raise $1 million for uprooted and vulnerable people, around the world and here at home.

The MCC Centre parking lot will be closed Friday, Sept. 17 and Saturday, Sept. 18. But parking is available at Gateway Church (2884 Gladys Ave.), with a shuttle running every 15 minutes.

Accessible parking is available in front of the MCC Legacy, WESCO and the Canada Post building.

Visit mccfestival.com for more information.