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Students Raise Awareness for Global Hunger

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In an effort to raise awareness for global poverty and hunger, Harborfields High School’s Global Justice Club participated in World Food Day on Oct. 16, and the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on Oct. 17.

In preparation of the two global awareness days, members of the Global Justice Club decorated the halls with #HFast signs and posters. As a result of their efforts, approximately 60 students, including members of the club, declared their commitment to the causes and took the pledge to forgo eating for 24 hours. The fast officially began Thursday at 2:30 p.m. and continued until Friday at 2:30 p.m.

To conclude the hunger fast, the Global Justice Club had a pizza sale on Friday afternoon to raise money for the HACO community food pantry. HACO provides the basic necessities of food, clothing and other essentials for daily living to needy members of the Harborfields community. During the week, the Global Justice Club also sponsored a food drive to help HACO stock their pantry.

“On this day, we recommit to think, decide and act together against extreme poverty,” International Day for the Eradication of Poverty Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said, “and plan for a world where no one is left behind.”