Youth group plans fast to support hunger fight

February 20, 1996

A group of youths will gather at Faith Baptist Church in Glen Burnie this weekend to fast for 30 hours to help raise awareness and money for the fight against hunger.

The annual 30 Hour Famine program is an international effort sponsored by World Vision, a Christian relief and development organization.

The event will begin at 5 p.m. Friday. More than 25 area residents are expected to participate.

Participants are asking family, friends and neighbors to sponsor them as they go without food to identify with those who are hungry. They will learn more about hunger and how they can help through videotapes, games and special events.

Last year, young people from across the United States helped raise $2.8 million to fight hunger here at home and in such places as Guatemala, India and Mozambique, said Doug McGlashan, the 30 Hour Famine national director.

Local participants will take part in workshops designed to heighten awareness about world hunger and the solutions.

Faith Baptist Church is at 7378 Furnace Branch Road.

Information: 761-5346.

Friendship Center plans talks on nutrition, teen law

The Friendship Center in Glen Burnie will offer speakers this month.

The public is invited, but registration is required.

The lectures include:

* Thursday: Vicki Coulter, of the Juvenile Justice Department, on "Juveniles and the Law."

* Feb. 29: A representative from the Anne Arundel Medical Center will speak on nutrition.

Information: 768-2500.

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