On April 25 and 26, youth members of Canfield Presbyterian Church took part in a 30-Hour Famine.
The 30-Hour Famine is an event that is run by World Vision, a Christian organization that works with children, families and communities all over the world to help them reach their full potential and eliminate hunger and poverty.
During the 30-Hour Famine, participants fast from eating and participate in a community service project.
Photos by Melissa Moliterno, Town Crier Correspondent
Maggie Brucoli, 15, of Canfield sorts through items that will be available at the May 3 garage sale to be held at the Canfield Presbyterian church on West Main Street. Brucoli was among the youth that took part in a 30-hour famine event held over the weekend to bring awareness on world hunger and poverty.
''People walk to get water, work and play without eating. For us it's a struggle, but for other people its everyday life. It's very sad. We try to see what it's like to live like that,'' said Canfield Presbyterian Youth Director Julie Angelo of New Middletown.
Participants raised money through sponsorships for the 30-Hour Famine. This year the goal was to raise $450 to help stop hunger in Latin American Countries.
The youth group also decided to organize all of the items for the church's big garage sale to be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 3 as their community service project during the famine. Funds received from the garage sale will go towards a mission trip to New Jersey later this summer.
''I think the famine is always a good chance to help those that are really in need, and I don't always have the time every day to do that, so it's cool helping this way,'' said Ben Brucoli, 16, of Canfield.