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Published June 10, 2011, 10:07 PM

30 Hour Fast to Fight Hunger

More than 300 children around the world die every hour from hunger. But five East Grand Forks kids are hoping to help stop hunger.

More than 300 children around the world die every hour from hunger.

But five East Grand Forks kids are hoping to help stop hunger.

"Tomorrow morning is when I think its going to hits us the most because when you wake up you go and eat breakfast and we're not going to be able to do that," says Bethany Van Eps, the organizer of the fast.

The 30 hour fast began today at 12:30 and the five kids involved have been trying to stay active to keep themselves from thinking about how hungry they actually are.

Allison Pritchett says "it helps to if you're not bored, sitting there because people when they're bored they eat so if you keep yourself busy its not that bad."

They've stood on the side of the road trying to get people to honk their horns. If they do, a quarter is donated.

They've made chains out of 333 pieces of paper depicting the number of children who die every hour from hunger.

"Watching some of the videos its like we have so many privileges an they don't have anything and some of the stuff we tend to take for granted," says Bethany.

All involved say its hard to actually understand hunger until you have to go through it and the thirty hours is nothing compared to the amount of time others are starving.

Abby Plumley is also taking part in the fast.

She says, "its important that you give back to people who really don't have as much as we do because we're just so blessed to have everything that we do have."

The students are having a car wash on Saturday at Redeeming Love Community Church in East Grand Forks from 1:15 to 3:15 as well as doing some door to door fundraising as well.

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