Well, we made it to the end! The 30-Hour Famine was a success (in my opinion at least). 22 youth and 4 adult participants from four area churches gave up eating for 30 hours so others could eat! I hope to tell more specifics in the days to come about our experience. But for now, here are some highlights:
- Anne Miller and Jon Whited making our “Tribe:Haiti” experience come to life a little more by sharing stories from their trips to Haiti.
- Celebrating Jon’s birthday on Friday night with a candle put straight on a plate (since we couldn’t eat anything) and then with the treats his parents brought for dessert when we broke our fast this evening.
- Lots of laughter and games!
- Going door-to-door collecting food, coats, and blankets for those in need. (Yes, in the wind and the snow).
- Later in the day, a man showed up at church with 7 more blankets that he wanted to donate to our collection for people to keep warm this winter.
- We left some of the food we collected to the First Trinity Food Pantry and then took nearly 70 extra pounds of food to the Food Bank of WNY where we toured their warehouse and learned more about those in need around our area.
- The Canfield Family cooked us an awesome spaghetti supper to break our fast and helped clean everything up!
Thanks to everyone who helped out and especially a big thanks to all the youth participants who gave up their time, money, and food for 30 hours so others can have what they need. You’re AWESOME!