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Starving for food

Junior and senior high school-age members of Crossroads Church will participate in the "World Vision 30 Hour Famine" program Friday and Saturday, May 1 - 2.

World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization, uses the program to raise awareness and money to fight hunger both overseas and in the United States. Youth group members raise money through donors and sponsors.

During the 30 hours, teens will "starve for food" - the theme for this year's event - by going without solid food and consuming only liquids, for 30 hours to experience what the poorest children and families face every day.

They will also perform hands-on community service projects during the weekend in order to make a difference in their own community as well.

Students will serve at the Union Gospel Mission, assemble food packets at a local Feed My Starving Children distribution center, hand out food and supplies to homeless and many other projects, all geared to exposing them to the homelessness and suffering that occurs in their city. Time will be spent in prayer both at the church and the state capitol.

For more information on how to get involved or how to support Crossroads Church's efforts, contact Jake Kerschner at or James Racine at

Crossroads Church is located at 5900 Woodbury Drive. Service times are at 5 p.m. on Saturday, 9 and 11 a.m. on Sunday and Sanctuary at 5:30 p.m. An ASL certified interpreter is available during the 9 a.m. service to assist the deaf and the hard-of-hearing.

Call (651) 294-7700 or visit for more information.