Area youths went without food for 30 hours so others can eat.
A total of 52 youths from Our Savior’s Lutheran and Scandinavia Lutheran churches recently participated in World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine. They experienced real hunger for themselves while raising funds to help hungry children and their families.
The students “lived hungry” for 30 hours and raised more than $1,800 to help feed and care for hungry children and families around the world through World Vision.
Some students created cardboard villages and slept outside to get a feel for being homeless. All the students participated in service projects to make a difference in their own local area by putting up Christmas lights on Main Street, helping at the community garden, cleaning up around the Viking carving area and making care kits for college freshman.
As a visual, the youths placed 2,000 plastic forks in the church yard. Each plastic fork represents 10 children that die each day due to hunger.
Right now, more than 840 million people around the world don’t have enough to eat. Annually, more than 9 million children under the age of 5 die from disease and malnutrition as a result of hunger. But world hunger is 100 percent preventable and teens from Our Savior’s Lutheran and Scandinavia Lutheran churches are ready to be a part of the solution.