Would you go without food willingly for 30 hours? On March 1 and 2, 19 students in grades six through 12 from North Warren Presbyterian Church and other local churches will be doing the 30 Hour Famine at North Warren to benefit World Vision. They will go without food and get a taste of what the world's poorest children and families face every day. These students are raising funds with the knowledge that every $30 they raise can help feed and care for a child for a month. While they do the Famine, they will participate in activities which increase their knowledge about poverty, hunger, education and safety issues around the world in addition to doing service projects for local non-profits.
Hunger and preventable diseases claim the lives of more than 19,000 of the world's children every day. Nearly 1 billion people of the six billion on this planet will go to bed hungry tonight. Funds raised by 30 Hour Famine participants help feed and care for children in communities in need around the globe through World Vision. A portion of the funds raised assist families in need in the United States. Famine funds contribute to World Vision's response in areas where famine, conflict, and other crises make children vulnerable to hunger and preventable disease. Since 1992, 30 Hour Famine has raised close to $150 million, representing countless lives saved. North Warren Presbyterian Church has raised over $20,000 in the nine years they have participated in the 30 Hour Famine to benefit World Vision's efforts around the world.
The local goal this year is to raise $2,500. The community is invited to the worship service at 11 a.m. on March 3 at North Warren Presbyterian Church, 200 S. State St., to hear a report from the weekend's Famine. Call 723-5060 for further information.
Pictured are some of last year’s participants in front of banners which represent the number of deaths from preventable causes, from left, Fletcher Blumquist, Sven Blumquist, Neil Morrison, Jordan Bullock, Cade Poston, Aldyn Poston, Olivia Ashbaugh and Justine Lasecki.