"This has been on the top of my mind for the past five or ten years," says Jonathan Switzer, Frederick 48. "We always give to different organizations they're asking for churches to come out and help out and different things and I had this sense that there should be a way we all come together and do something together."
Frederick 48 is a fundraising event. People participating will fast for two days and donate the money they would have used to buy food to local organizations instead. There were 26 non-profits chosen to be apart of the event including the Alzheimers Association and Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs.
"This will help us with people coming in who need dental care for folks coming in needing prescriptions many of these people have chronic health conditions," says Brian Scott of the Religious Coalition. "If we can't provide them with a prescription it's a matter of life or death."
Even though the fast starts in a few weeks, it has already gained followers.