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.

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 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 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.


  • How do I sign up to do Famine?Click here!
  • Do I have to register online?Yes, every person participating in the Famine must register online. This is great news! The online registration system is less hassle than collecting cash and doing endless hours of paperwork, and helps us save 50% in paper processing costs which means we are able to give more resources to fight hunger! If you think about it, famine is caused by drought, drought is linked to climate change, climate change comes from waste and pollution…we’re breaking the cycle by going green!
  • How old do I have to be to do the Famine?The minimum age is 13.
  • When is the global Famine date? Can I change my date?Join the Global Movement and do your Famine April 29th, 2016. However, you can choose to do Famine whenever you want. To change your date:
    1. Click here to login to your account.
    2. Click on “profile” tab at the top of the page.
    3. Click “Change my Famine date & more” on left side of the page.
    4. It will then ask you when you will be doing your famine and you can manually enter your own date.
  • Where do I go if I want more information on how to do the Famine?Get the Famine Guide and other resources here.