The 40 Hour Famine is a youth movement like no other. Not only do you get to raise much-needed funds for the world’s hungry, you also get to spread an important message to everyone you know – now is the time to end global hunger. What could be better than that?
Here at 40 Hour Famine HQ, we’re getting pretty excited about the big weekend. And we’ve had some fantastic input from our online supporters so far!
A few people have asked us why we give something up for 40 hours as well as donate money. The answer is simple. Giving up something that you love for 40 hours helps you gain an understanding of what it would be like to go without. It’s a chance to do something real while talking to your friends and family about the billion people worldwide who are chronically hungry.
But don’t just take our word for it, here’s what one of our Facebook supporters Ari has to say:
“The 40 Hour Famine is about giving up something you love for 40 hours. It doesn't have to be food and it doesn't pretend to represent even a fraction of what it is that people in developing countries like Ethiopia have to face every day. It is about raising money and awareness around a country where 70% are living in some form of poverty.”
Another of our Facebook supporters Mandy agrees:
“Going without whatever you choose is merely symbolic, and more importantly it raises awareness by creating interest. Everyone who participates is a hero and displays empathy for others – you can do the famine even if you have little or no money, and don't forget it's not just about hunger, World Vision help out in other areas like education, health for mums and babies, reducing infant mortality from preventable illnesses and employment. Keep up the good work.”
We couldn't have put it better ourselves.
So here’s your chance. Together we can do something real to fight hunger. Register now to do the 40 Hour Famine.