30 Hour Famine in the News


famine-in-the-news copyFresh off last weekend’s National 30 Hour Famine, there are plenty of stories to highlight in this edition of Famine in the News.

Youth group participates in 30 Hour Famine project

The Star Democrat – Easton, Maryland

Kama Wewe, the youth group of the Wye Mills and Hillsboro-Queen Anne United Methodist Churches, met at Hillsboro that Friday to prepare to go hungry for 30 hours to raise money and awareness for world hunger. Youth leaders Sue Segar and Wanda Collins led the youth in a few games before separating them into groups, or tribes, that would work as teams during educational games and on service projects throughout the weekend.

The fast officially began at midnight Saturday morning; the group woke up at 7:30 a.m. and had a breakfast of only juice before going into the kitchen to coat Friday night’s Easter eggs with chocolate. To keep themselves from accidentally eating some of the creamy goodness, many of the youth and leaders taped their mouths shut with duct tape.


Did that say duct tape? We didn’t see that coming. Please send us pictures of that!

30 Hour Famine

KELOLAND TV – Souix Falls, South Dakota


Youth ministries unite for 30 Hour Famine

Amarillo Globe News – Amarillo, Texas

The youth ministries at Polk Street United Methodist Church, Trinity United Methodist Church and Westover Fellowship United Methodist Church are coming together to participate in World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine challenge Friday and Saturday at Polk Street.

In preparation for the fast, the youth at all three churches are fundraising and selling empty plates for $1 because a $1 will feed a child for one day, Keys said.

As support to their youth, Polk Street UMC will fast from doughnuts the last two weeks of April, and the money that would have been spent on doughnuts will be given to the 30 Hour Famine fundraiser, he said.

“I think it’s cool to see the church support us like that,” Keys said.


We love to see churches working together on the Famine. Great job!

Area youth collect money, food for famine relief

La Cañada Valley Sun – Los Angeles, California

Twenty local youths participated in World Vision’s 30-Hour Famine April 26-27, fasting throughout the period and collecting money to feed starving children. One highlight of the event was a protest against world hunger Friday night in Old Pasadena.

According to Marie Henry, a spokesperson for La Cañada United Methodist Church, fund-raising efforts in conjunction with the drive will continue for two weeks, with the local youth groups earmarking their donations for World Vision’s work in Zimbabwe. They hope to raise $3,600, the amount needed to feed 10 children for one year.


Great job raising awareness for world hunger!

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