For the 19th consecutive year, youth from First United Methodist Church (FUMC) will be hosting more than 80 teens during the 30 Hour Famine on Feb. 21-22.
As part of the Famine weekend, local participants will fast for 30 hours, collect canned goods for CareNet and donations for World Vision, and take part in activities to learn more about both the issues of hunger and ways to help. Participants will also perform hands-on service projects during the weekend in order to make a difference in the Franklin community. Prior to the event weekend, students raise funds with the knowledge that every $30 they raise can help feed and care for a child for a month.
“During the month of February, youth from many area churches are joining the efforts of hundreds of thousands of young people all over the nation to participate in World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine to make a difference for people who are hungry in our local area and all over the world,” stated Rev. Margaret Freeman, Associate Pastor of FUMC in Franklin. “By going without food for 30 hours, these teens get a taste of what the world’s poorest children and families face every day.”