As thousands of families enjoy the carnival season with parades, parties, King Cakes and candy, some children were going without food for thirty hours.
That’s because the Loxley Youth Ministry of the Loxley Church of God participated in International World Hunger Day. This is the second year the church has participated in the event. In addition to going without food, the young people of the church also slept in cardboard boxes overnight on church grounds.
The fast began Friday at 1:00 p.m. and ended at 7:00 p.m. Saturday night.
Participants also went door to door to spread the word of children in need and ask for donations for food. Church leaders say thirty five dollars a month is what it takes to provide food and education to children in countries where there is civil war, famine, drought or other catastrophes that happen in many countries in the world.
The Youth Ministry also put up banners and flags so drivers passing by on busy Highway 59 could see what the event was all about.