What if…

What would the world look like if we fully embraced one another as family? What if we took the very first step and really opened our eyes to see the invisible faces we overlook every single day; the faces of the poor, the broken, the hurting, the oppressed, the sick, the exploited, and the marginalized? What if we not only saw them as people, but what if we took compassion on them as our brothers and sisters?

What if we knew them by name, and knew their story? What if we identified with them as children within the same family, who love one another, look out for each other, and sacrifice our own interests for the best interest of others in our family?

It didn’t take long for me to realize why we experience this overwhelming disconnect in the way we live in both our local and global community with one another. We live in a broken world. We are all broken people. And because of this, our understanding of family has been broken. We so often seem to struggle to love those closest to us, the ones in our own family. It’s no wonder we struggle to extend that same love to our brothers and sisters all over the world who suffer under the crushing weight of injustice.

I have started on a journey of asking a lot of big questions. Why does our familial relation to another human being make such a drastic difference in the way we care for them? In the way we love each other, and spend ourselves on another’s behalf? Why do we relate more closely with those we identify on the same family tree with?

We as a Youth and Student Engagement team seek to see young people pour their lives out on behalf of others, specifically the most vulnerable and marginalized. We are a small part of a body of people seeking to bring justice to injustice. We advocate and take action on behalf of our brothers and sisters. We do this because we see them, and we love them as members of our own family.

Join the fight, connect with us below.

Famine Where

Host it anywhere you like!

Your 30 Hour Famine can be hosted anywhere you like! Here are a few examples:
• School
• Community Centre
• Church
• Theatre
• Venue
• Or even in your own home!
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Famine When

Join us for some amazing activities that we’ll be hosting across Canada

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Your 30 Hour Famine event can be whenever you like, any day, at any time! Set your date and click the button below to connect with a staff member in your area so they can help you plan your event or connect you with local events in your area!

Our national event date, where we’ll be gathering with youth across Canada to ‘Break The Fast’ will be on April 29th, 2016. You can join us for some amazing activities that we’ll be hosting across Canada.

Famine How

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Your passion unlocks change

Everything that you do: your voice, your fundraising, your passion goes towards hunger projects that World Vision supports all around the world. This year, your generosity is tripled by the World Food Program’s initiatives to end global hunger.
We can change everything. You have the power to stop extreme hunger. Challenge yourself to learn more about the issues, raise awareness, fundraise for the cause and fast for 30 hours to experience it all.

When you join the 30 Hour Famine, you are joining a global movement dedicated to tackling and ending extreme hunger and poverty.

Famine Why

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Why join the movement? Because extreme hunger is not acceptable. We need to share the wealth of resources and create lasting change, both locally and globally. Famine is not a pain in the stomach, it is a reality that millions suffer through each and every day.

Because extreme hunger is not acceptable.

Famine is more than just not having enough food to eat, but also not having enough of the right kinds of food. When families do not have access to the proper kinds of food, clean water and education, it can have long term and deadly outcomes.

Famine goes beyond just a lack of food. It means that there is no access to the things that help create healthy bodies and sustainable lives.

Famine who

795 million people…

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Last year, over 805 million people around the world did not have enough food. Because of people like you, we have reduced that number to 795 million! It’s amazing progress, but there is still lots to be done. 795 million people are unable to have a strong, healthy and focused lifestyle. 795 million people are at risk of serious and deadly illnesses.
1 in 9 people around the world suffer from malnutrition as a direct result of famine, and in a child, that lack of nutritious food can permanently affect a child’s physical and mental development.

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