During the past sixty days, Eugene resident Conrad Barney did not eat any solid foods and instead got his nutrients from drinking different types of juices. He says he did this hunger strike to bring awareness to the many people who do not have food or shelter in the area.
“Here we have very compassionate citizens and the material is plentiful, so shelter is the concern, and that’s what the community needs to come together to solve,” Barney said.
Although he lost 45 pounds, he says he thinks the fast was effective in spreading his message.
SLEEPS is a homeless rights activist group in Eugene.