What is 30 Hour Famine? Every year, hundreds of thousands of students in the US – and thousands more around the world – unite through World Vision’s 30‐Hour Famine to feed hungry children and families. Our youth group will be fasting together for 30 hours February 23‐24. In addition to asking for donations to help fight hunger, we will be participating in activities and challenges such as a poverty simulation, trek challenge, bible study,
and community service.

Hunger Fact #1 – In 2014, 16,000 children younger than 5 died every day – most from preventable causes. It’s estimated that nearly half of these deaths were tied to hunger. That’s about one every 10 seconds. Most of these kids died not from starvation, but from malnutrition – meaning
too long without the right kind of food. Eating just enough to stay alive weakened their bodies so much that disease could strike the final blow.

Hunger Fact #2 – Worldwide, 795 million people – about one in nine – are chronically hungry. That’s nearly 2.5x the population of the United States. Many families depend entirely on what they can grow, so they’re never more than one natural or manmade disaster away from hunger.

Hunger Fact #3 – Nearly one in 10 people live on less than $1.90 per day. There are three ways funds raised help: 1) emergency response; 2) recovery (helping in the wake of crisis); and 3) long‐term development. Over more than sixty years, World Vision has learned that the best way to fight hunger is to give families the tools they need to put food on their own tables year‐round. Their goal for children and families is food security. That means they can be confident about where their next meal is coming from – and that they get enough nutritious food to live an active, healthy life. Specifically, this
means that the funds raised will help World Vision:

  • Teach parents improved farming techniques
  • Equip families to grow healthier, more abundant crops and livestock
  • Provide access to clean water for nutritious harvests
  • Run malnutrition centers when there’s a food crisis
  • Distribute emergency food supplies when there’s a disaster

How you can help… There are several ways to help and the big one is to donate. We will also be asking for volunteers to help out as well as keep us (and all those participating around the world) in your prayers. If you are interested in participating and/or volunteering, please see Karen Render.

For more information and to donate online, you can check out the website at http://youth.worldvision.org/participant/Glendale1stYouth