Fayette youth group to try a 30-hour famine 2.25

Written by David Green.

Fayette Church of the Nazarene’s youth group members will join thousands of other youngsters across the country in “starving for food” this weekend.

Twenty-five area youths will participate in a 30-hour famine starting Friday noon. The group will consume only liquids to experience what the poorest children and families face every day.

At the same time, the youngsters will go door-to-door in Fayette to collect food for Fayette’s Helping Hands Food Pantry. The need for assistance remains strong in the area and the food bank is in need of additional donations of food.

Half a million teen-agers are expected to participate in the World Vision 30-Hour Famine in an effort to raise $12 million to fight world hunger in areas of extreme poverty. This year marks the 18th annual famine event sponsored by World Vision.

The 25 members of Fayette’s Nazarene youth group hope to end their fund-raising effort with $2,010 collected—enough money to help feed and provide basic care for 67 children for a month, at a dollar a day.

Containers for donations are in place in several Fayette stores. Donations can also be made online at www.30hourfamine.org. Fayette’s group number is 103253491.

At 6 p.m. Saturday, the 25 hungry teens will end their fast and count the donations from community members.

• World Vision works to supply clean water, sustainable food sources, health care, education, and economic opportunities in several of the world’s poorest countries.

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