The 30 Hour Famine is an experiential fundraising campaign that raises awareness and funds for the world’s most vulnerable. For 30 hours, people volunteer to ‘fast’ or ‘give up’ something they wouldn’t normally do, to stand in solidarity with those who go without everyday.
Participants can ‘fast’ in a multitude of ways – giving up things like:
- Cellphones or technology
- Favourite TV show
- Twitter / Facebook
- Try sleeping on the floor instead of your bed
- Sweets or snacks
Do The Famine Your Way
An awesome video with just a few ideas on what you can give up to take a stand against global poverty and famine!
Tips for those giving up food for 30 hours
Most people can go without food for 30 hours without any side effects.
Exceptions include, but are not limited to:
- Children younger than 12 and the elderly
- Pregnant or nursing women
- People with specific medical conditions or eating disorders
If students or parents have any concerns, have them check with a doctor before participating. All minors require permission from a parent/guardian in the famine registration process.
The 1-2-3’s of Famine Fasting:
- Sleep lots – Lower calorie intake means lower energy levels, so get a decent amount of sleep before and during Famine
- Hydrate more – Make sure that plenty of juice and water are on hand during your event to ensure proper hydration. Be tummy-friendly by avoiding acidic juices like orange juice.
- Go for gut-friendly foods after the fast – Easy-to-digest foods like rice, pasta, and non-acidic fruits are best.
With a multitude of options in experiencing the famine – this is a campaign anyone can participate in.