Former Ohio Congressman Fasts for World Hunger

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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) – A former congressman from Ohio is fasting for a third time to draw attention to hunger in the U.S. and abroad.

The Dayton Daily News reports former Democratic U.S. Rep. Tony Hall started his all-liquid fast May 21. He is joining a national effort of more than 6,000 churches and organizations to bring attention to world hunger.

Hall calls President Donald Trump’s proposed fiscal 2018 budget the “budget of pain.” Trump’s proposal includes $3.6 trillion in cuts over a decade to programs such as food stamps and aid to other countries.

Hall first fasted to draw attention to hunger in 1993. His longest fast was for 22 days, where he had only water to drink.

The 75-year-old says he plans to fast for two weeks by drinking juice and protein drinks.