No food for 30 hours raises awareness and funds

Jacqueline Barr

As of 6:30 a.m. on Nov. 3, approximately 40 students vowed not to eat for the following 30 hours. Drinks except for water were also not permitted.

 As of 6:30 a.m. on Nov. 3, approximately 40 students vowed not to eat for the following 30 hours. Drinks

Anusha Koganti FFA officer wearing a sign reading  except for water were also not permitted. An event that lasted over a day, the annual 30 Hour Famine was hosted by Food For All. The famine was designed to raise money and awareness about malnutrition. 

Participants wore signs citing facts such as "In the time it takes you to read this sign, someone dies from hunger." Those who participated could also opt to collect donations. Their collections totaled $553.47 which will be donated to World Vision, the creator of the 30 Hour Famine. The event culminated with a potluck in room C107 at lunch on Nov. 4 to end the fast.

 

 

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