Click here for the Starving 2 Serve Parent Consent Form. This form must be turned in to receive a Sponsorship Packet.
Starving 2 Serve (S2S) 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 goes to Outside the Bowl, a soup-kitchen ministry that aims to nourish children physically and spiritually, and Weekend of Service, North Coast Church's community service event that aims to demonstrate the loves of Jesus throughout North County. Last year we raised nearly $70,000 and we are hoping to top that this year (at least $75,000)!
The way this fundraiser works is students will have over a month to raise money. To further motivate our students, prizes will be given out when students hit specific monetary increments (these prizes are North Coast themed-sunglasses, a S2S t-shirt, a S2S hat, a S2S sweatshirt, a PS4, and an iPad mini). Then, on Thursday, March 16 at 6pm, students will start starving for 30 hours. All they are allowed to consume is water, juice, and gum. THAT'S IT! No dessert that night, or breakfast, lunch, or dinner the following day. If you student would like to join, our staff will be at the Carlsbad and Vista Souplantation locations at 4:45pm to enjoy our "Last Supper". Souplantation will even give back a percentage of every meal purchased toward S2S. Then, on Friday, March 17 at 6pm, students are invited to North Coast Church to celebrate the fast and to take their minds off of the final 6 hours! At this Celebration (which is also a sleepover), there will be games, bounce houses, an Airband competition, worship, and a huge burrito feast at midnight when the 30 hours are up!
This event always has a huge impact on the people Outside the Bowl and Weekend of Service 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 what many people in our world have been dealing with for weeks, months, and years.
Check out our recap video from 2016 and scroll below for more information:
TIMELINE OF EVENTS
Feb 11/12: S2S is announced at our JH78 Weekend services. This is when fundraising begins.
March 16: Students start starving at 6pm. Remember, you can only have water, juice, and gum over the next 30 hours. If you would like to join, our staff will be at the Carlsbad and Vista Souplantation locations at 4:45 for our "Last Supper".
March 17: Students are invited to join us at North Coast Church at 6pm for our Celebration/Sleepover. Students must raise at least $25 to come. Please bring a sleeping bag and pillow.
March 18: At midnight we will feast on huge burritos and then go to sleep full. Parents will pick their students up at 8am.