Check-In: 6pm, Friday March 16th in the Warehouse at North Coast Church Vista
Pick-Up: 8am, Saturday March 17 in front of the Warehouse
What-to-Bring: S2S Envelope with raised-money and cash receipts, sleeping bag, pillow, and overnight bag
Airbands: If you signed up for an Airband at TNL, practice will be at 5pm on Friday before Check-In
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 just over $73,000!
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. 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. 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. Then, as the fast nears it's end, 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 are 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.