RICHLAND, Wash.-- A youth group spent 30 hours without food and slept in cardboard boxes to bring awareness to child hunger.
Teens from the Church of the Nazarene in Richland took part in the national event called World Vision's 30 Hour Famine.
Saturday they also had a car wash at the Maverick gas station on Keene Road in Richland to raise money. Their Youth Pastor, Chris Desgroseillier, says the kids have grown a lot through the experience.
"Our students are really impacted by this. They care an awful lot and in this time just being able to see the compassion grow in their own lives and be able to be selfless," says Desgroseillier.
About eight thousand children die of hunger every day. The youth group hopes their actions draw attention to the issue.