his past weekend, I had the pleasure of participating in World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine with our church’s youth group. For 30 hours, we went without food to raise money to help need people around the world, and also raise awareness around issues like hunger, poverty and injustice. Here are the facts, from World Vision Canada’s website:
805 million people around the world do not have enough food. 805 million people are unable to have a strong, healthy and focused lifestyle. 805 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.
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.
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. 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.
If you’ve never considering participating in something like the 30 Hour Famine, I want to challenge you to think about it!
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