Youth At Wilmington Methodist Church To Participate In 30-Hour Famine; Kids To Feed The Homeless & Hold Diaper Drive For Babies In Need

Below is a press release from the Wilmington United Methodist Church:

WILMINGTON – The youth and friends of Wilmington United Methodist Church are preparing for their annual weekend-long event – World Vision’s 30 Hours Famine. During the weekend of March 3 & 4, participants will learn about hunger and poverty. As a way to experience hunger on a firsthand basis, they can choose to fast from food while working in the community. This year, the group will travel to Boston Common to provide meals to the homeless in the area.

When the 30 Hour Famine began in 1991, 40,000 children under the age of five were dying every day due to hunger and its related issues. Today, that number has been drastically reduced to 6,400 a day. While it is a significant reduction, it is still a number too high to be acceptable.

Each year, as part of the Famine, a representative item is collected to illustrate the number of children still impacted by hunger. This year, the youth are collecting diapers. Their goal is to collect 64 packages of diapers – one package to represent every 100 children who die each day. Consider helping our youth by donating a package of diapers, which will be donated at the end of the event. Donations may be left at the Wilmington United Methodist Church (87 Church Street) any day until March 4.

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