Support Local Youths Raising Funds to End Hunger in LOVE HUNGRY Project

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From FIrst Presbyterian Church:

Wars and natural disasters dominate the world's daily headlines, but behind the scenes and far from the spotlight, hunger and preventable diseases claim the lives of 24,000 of the world's children every day. More than 1 billion people go hungry every day. More than 6 billion live on the planet. One in six will go hungry tonight.

For 1 billion people, it's a problem right now. But world hunger is 100 percent preventable, and teens from First Presbyterian Church of Metuchen, NJ are ready to help. This February 24th-25th, 2012, they will be joining the efforts of hundreds of thousands of young people all over the nation who will set aside the usual "stuff" that fills their daily lives. Instead, they will do World Vision's 30 Hour Famine because they are "LOVE HUNGRY" - the theme for this year. By going without food, they get a taste of what the world's poorest children and families face every day. Prior to the event weekend, students raise funds with the knowledge that every $30 they raise will feed and care for a child for a month. Groups are also encouraged to perform hands-on service projects during the weekend in order to make a difference in their own communities. 

Residents that wish to donate in support of 30 Hour Famine may do so online at

As part of the Famine, the youth from First Presbyterian Church will be collecting food donations for the church's food pantry, which currently feeds between 40-50 families a month from Metuchen and surrounding towns. The number of families requesting assistance continues to grow, and the church is committed to helping as many as possible. Students will distribute food collection detail flyers on Wednesday night, 2/15 to households in Metuchen.  Residents are encouraged to purchase items listed on the flyers and leave the bags of food on their doorstep on Saturday morning, 2/25.  Famine participants will be canvasing the town during the mid-day hours to pick up food donations.  Residents can also call the church office at (732) 491-2300 to schedule a pick up on Saturday.

Funds raised by 30 Hour Famine participants help feed and care for children in communities in need around the globe through World Vision. A portion of the funds raised assist families in need in the United States. Famine funds contribute to World Vision's response in areas where famine, conflict, and other crises make children vulnerable to hunger and preventable disease. Since 1992, 30 Hour Famine has raised close to $140 million, representing countless lives saved. World Vision works in nearly 100 countries, helping approximately 100 million people every year.


Visit or call 800-7-FAMINE for more information.

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