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30 Hour Famine |

30 Hour Famine

Wheatland Crossing School Students go Hungry for 30 Hours, Band Together to Fight Hunger, Save Lives

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 more than 20,000 of the world’s children every day. Nearly 1 billion people go hungry every day. More than 7 billion live on the planet. One in six will go hungry tonight.

Why so many? For some families, the only food they have is whatever they can grow themselves. One drought or flood can wipe out a year’s harvest. When it does, there’s no supermarket or food bank they can turn to. Others can barely afford food despite their best efforts. Either way, hunger is anything but yesterday’s problem. For 1 billion people, it’s a problem right now. But world hunger is 100 percent preventable, and teens from Wheatland Crossing School are ready to help. Our Student Council has created the 30 for 30 theme, which is the goal of having at least 30 students raise $30 for the 30 hour famine. In years past we have managed to surpass our goals and raised several thousand dollars to support this cause. Funds raised by 30 Hour Famine participants help feed and care for children in communities in need around the globe through World Vision. This year our goal is $1500.

On May 12th  our students will be joining the efforts of hundreds of thousands of young people all over the country who will set aside the usual “stuff” that fills their daily lives. Instead, they will do World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine by going without food, and getting 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 can help feed and care for a child for a month.

As part of the Famine, students in grades 8-12 who have chosen to participate will give up their phones and food starting early Friday morning until Saturday at 8AM. Those students will spend a night at the school for our famine sleepover, where they will learn more about the need for global food solutions and participate in a variety of teacher and student led activities.

If you are interested in donating to our efforts you can do so on the 30 hour famine site at https://wv.donordrive.com/team/5194  If you would like to donate by cash or cheque (made out to “Wheatland Crossing School”) please send your donation to the school or contact Mr. Mckeen at mark.mckeen@ghsd75.ca. Any donations over $15 will be provided with a tax receipt for the 2017 tax year.

Thank you to all of those who are supporting us. With your help we know that we will reach and surpass our goal for this year.

Wheatland Crossing School Student Council