Elk Valley youth show global awareness

Kids in the Elk Valley will be going hungry tomorrow to raise awareness of global famine.

Kids in the Elk Valley will be going hungry tomorrow to raise awareness of global famine.

The World Vision 30 Hour Famine is held across Canada every year to raise funds to address important global issues such as nutrition, education, child exploitation, and safe water around the globe.

The Elk valley group leader, Libby McMenamon, said: “It’s the biggest youth fundraiser in the world and we will be fasting on April 20 to experience what it’s like to go hungry.

“We have been raising money and awareness about the issue of poverty, and living conditions in developing countries.”

Participants will go for 30 hours without food, consuming only water and juice, so they can understand what it’s like to live with hunger.

This year, more than 60,000 Canadian youth are expected to participate in the event through their schools and churches to help raise more than $3 million.

For more information about how to get involved in the 30 Hour Famine or to participate, visit www.famine.ca