Faith Fest 2010: Fighting World Hunger
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Seventy high school youth and their advisors from around the region participated in Faith Fest 2010 at Augustana on Saturday, February 13.
During the event, participants and Augustana volunteers packed 15,608 meals at Kids Against Hunger. In less than four hours, they prepared enough food to feed 36 people for a year. The West Minnehaha County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans provided generous financial support for the Kids Against Hunger packing effort.
The evening concert "Jesus Justice Jazz: The Tour," featuring Agape (David Scherer) and Rachel Kurtz, attracted a crowd of 130 including Faith Fest participants, Augustana students, and others from the Sioux Falls community.
Augustana raised $450 for ELCA World Hunger from donations at the concert and from campus coin box collections prior to the event.
Image above, right: Students package meals at Kids Against Hunger.