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Throughout a 30 hour time period, participating teens will experience what famine feels like, as they will go 30 hours without food, and in the process will attempt to raise funds to combat child poverty and famine around the world.

Last year, two Fort St. John groups raised $6,148.63 and this year they have even higher hopes.

Participating groups have the option one of four global causes to support: food, safety, education and water. Money raised will go towards supporting the World Vision’s long-term developing work, which provides help for children and communities around the world.

Participants can consume only water and juice, and usually pass the time together by taking part in group events such as movies, sleepovers, concerts or anything else to help pass the time.

Last year’s 30 Hour Famine raised over $3 million, and this year the goal is to reach $3.6 million.

For more information on the World Vision 30 Hour Famine-Canada group, visit the campaign’s official website.

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