Local News

by Dalton Main

A group of Louisville teens are fasting this weekend to raise awareness of worldwide hunger problems, and to raise money for starving children abroad.

The annual ‘30 Hour Famine’ begins Friday evening. Organizer Samantha Thomeczek says the group is fasting, soliciting donations and serving food to the hungry at the Cathedral of the Assumption.

“When they served the food to the homeless of Louisville, they could kind of be more compassionate and understand that these people might feel that everyday,” she says.

Thomeczek says the event helps the teens feel some solidarity with those going hungry in the world. The 30 Hour Famine is an international event coordinated by World Vision charity. All donations will benefit children.