Homeless and Hungry event this weekendArea students will participate in a 30-hour fast and sleep outdoors in cardboard shelters to raise awareness, funds and donations for area shelters.
Area students will participate in a 30-hour fast and sleep outdoors in cardboard shelters to raise awareness, funds and donations for area shelters.
The Homeless and Hungry 2010 30-hour famine begins Saturday and runs through Sunday at several area churches and businesses.
Events include a community worship service at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Trollwood amphitheater in Moorhead. There will be a homeless simulation in which individuals put themselves in the role of a low-income person at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Fargo South High School, 1840 15th Ave. S. Both of these events are open to the public.
Free shopping for those in need will be offered from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Fargo South, with a final presentation open to the public, at 5:30 p.m. The presentation will be followed by a 6 p.m. meal open to anyone in need.
Though most closely associated with youths in the community, anyone can take part in Homeless and Hungry. Each participant is encouraged to raise $365.
The Homeless and Hungry event has raised thousands of dollars and thousands of pounds of food since it began in 2006.