First Presbyterian youth group to take part in 'World Vision 30 Hour Famine'
Published 4:18 pm, Thursday, May 17, 2012
The youth groups at the First Presbyterian Church will participate in the World Vision 30 Hour Famine May 18 and 19. They will fast for 30 hours Friday and Saturday and learn more about how the world's wealth and resources are used disproportionately, even in our own country.
In addition to the Presbyterian Church serving as a sponsor of "Feed My Starving Children" on May 19, its youth groups will help pack food at the high school along with hundreds of others in the community. They will also clean up and repair a local Domus halfway house for teens in the Connecticut foster care system. The youth groups will break the 30 hour fast at lunchtime on Saturday.
Before the fast and service projects, the First Presbyterian youth groups are working to raise funds to help feed as many children as they can through both World Vision and Feed My Starving Children. In past years they have raised more than $5,000 to help feed children in Haiti following the earthquake and in Japan after the tsunami, and raised awareness about the 29,000 children who die each year of starvation.
The community is asked to contribute by calling the church office at 203-966-0002. Teens in grades six through 12 are invited to join the youth groups at the high school on Saturday, May 19, at 8:30 a.m. to pack food to help eradicate hunger.