WHAT IS STARVING TO SERVE (S2S)?
Starving 2 Serve is our annual fundraiser where we ask our students to go without food for 30 hours to raise awareness and money to help stop world hunger. The money we raise primarily goes to Outside the Bowl, a soup-kitchen ministry that aims to nourish children physically and spiritually. There are a couple other organizations we support that will benefit from the money raised. Last year, we raised over $113,000! This event always has a huge impact on the people Outside the Bowl helps and supports. However, Starving 2 Serve also always has an impact on the individual that participates. On a small scale, participants are able to empathize for just 30 hours of what many people in our world have been dealing with for weeks, months, and years.
HOW DOES THE FUNDRAISER WORK?
Students will have over a month to raise money. To further motivate students to raise as much as they can, prizes will be given out when students hit specific monetary increments. After raising money for a month, students will start starving for 30 hours. All they are allowed to consume is water, juice, and gum. THAT'S IT! No dessert, or breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
WHAT IS THIS YEAR’S TIMELINE OF EVENTS
Feb 9-Mar 29: Students collect money in a Starving to Serve envelope. Students must turn in a signed permission slip before getting this envelope.
Mar 23/24: This is the only weekend students are allowed to ask for money from church attendees. Make sure to join us this weekend!
Mar 28: Students start starving at 6pm. If your student would like to join, our staff eats their "last supper" at the Carlsbad and Vista Souplantation locations. Souplantation will even give back a percentage of every meal purchased toward S2S with a Souplantation issued fundraiser flyer.
Mar 29: Students are invited to North Coast Church Vista to celebrate the fast and to take their minds off of the final 6 hours! At this Celebration (which is also a sleepover), there are games, bounce houses, an Airband competition, worship, and a huge burrito feast at midnight when the 30 hours are up!
Mar 30: After eating burritos at midnight, we will sleep at the church. Parents will then pick their kids up at 8am. Prizes can be collected in early May