Thousands of teens participate in fast

February 23, 2008 5:58:47 PM PST
Thousands of Chicago area teens are taking part in a nationwide fast to raise awareness about world hunger.The effort was arranged by the World Vision charity organization.

Many of the teens taking part volunteered at World Vision's warehouse Saturday.

The fast kicked off Friday at noon and will continue until 6 p.m. Saturday.

Organizers hope the effort will raise more than $300,000 to help feed and care for children and families living in poverty around the world.