Grade seven and eight students at Sacred Heart School are gearing up for a 30-hour famine.

“The 30-hour famine is designed to educate students about the reality of food insecurity, both locally and globally. Through various videos and discussions, they will gain a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by individuals in Canada and around the world,” explained Robert Mitchell, a grade 7 teacher at Sacred Heart School.

This immersive learning opportunity is designed to deepen their understanding of food insecurity and its far-reaching impact. The fast will start at 9 a.m. on Friday and will conclude on Saturday at 11 a.m. During this time, students will consume only a cup of rice at each major mealtime. To keep their spirits high, they will engage in games and other activities throughout the famine.

Mitchell also emphasized the importance of community involvement, encouraging donations of both food items and cash to support the Salvation Army Food Bank. Those interested in contributing can drop off food donations at the school's front entrance, while cash donations are accepted at the front office.