Australians mark 40 years of the 40 Hour Famine 14 to 16 August 2015

Australians mark 40 years of the 40 Hour Famine

14 to 16 August 2015



40 Hour Famine 2015


8pm Friday 14 to 12pm Sunday 16 August 2015


Give up something that matters to you – food, furniture, technology - for 40 hours


Raise community awareness and funds to help break the cycle of poverty

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On the weekend of the 14 to 16 August, barley sugars will disappear from store shelves and tummies around the country will rumble as Australia does the 40 Hour Famine for the 40th time.

The 40 Hour Famine has become a rite of passage for young Australians. For many it was the first form of social activism they got involved in during their school or university years.

Over four decades, millions of Australians have helped to raise $200 million to help countless people living in poverty in countries like Ethiopia, Tanzania, India, East Timor and Bangladesh.

With hunger remaining the number one health risk in the world[1], this August Aussies will help fight poverty by raising awareness and funds to help World Vision’s work in communities around the world.

To register for this year’s 40 Hour Famine, support someone doing the Famine or for more information, visit

For media enquiries and for assistance identifying a school or spokesperson doing the 40 Hour Famine in your area please contact:

Jessica Ciccotelli | 0402 971 225 |

Tamara Blackmore | 0403 894 558|

Pre-recorded news grabs by World Vision Australia Chief Executive Tim Costello and overlay footage will be available

[1] United Nations World Food Programme - 

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