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A taste of poverty

Church member Lexie Lowell stretches out in her cardboard hovel as she and more than 100 fellow youth members of Bluffton's Lowcountry Community Church learned about hunger and deprivation firsthand as they participated in a 30 Hour Famine fundraiser on Friday and Saturday.
Church member Lexie Lowell stretches out in her cardboard hovel as she and more than 100 fellow youth members of Bluffton's Lowcountry Community Church learned about hunger and deprivation firsthand as they participated in a 30 Hour Famine fundraiser on Friday and Saturday. JAY KARR | The Island Packet

More than 100 people went without Friday and Saturday to get an inkling of what it's like to be hungry, or to not have a warm, dry place to sleep each night. It was part of 30 Hour Famine project in which students planned to go without food from 7 a.m. Friday until 1 p.m. Saturday and sleep outside in cardboard shelters. The event is sponsored by World Vision, a charitable organization devoted to fighting hunger, poverty and injustice.

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