When youth at All Saints Lutheran Church, Palatine, Ill., led by Kellie Kinsella and her father, Kevin, set out to raise $100,000 for a local food pantry, many thought the amount was a tad idealistic ("Listen, God is calling," March). When the youth raised $71,000 early in the year, people were impressed but thought that would be the limit. But the energy and idealism of the youth prevailed—before Easter, they had raised more than $106,000.
The All Saints youth banded together with local high schools and several area congregations to form Youth Hunger Opposition in Palatine, the organization that actually raised the money. But as the YHOP Web site says, “an ongoing problem needs ongoing effort.”
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