Hunger in a world of abundance is unacceptable.
A billion people are chronically malnourished. The coexistence of abundance and poverty implies change is necessary.
As Christians, we are called to create change through prayer and action. To fast means to hold firm to an observance. Will you hold firm with us?
Gather with others and fast or give something up, however you can, in ways that fit with your personal health, and reflect on the issues of hunger and injustice. Show your support! Sign on to Fast for Change and order free materials to create your own event! You can also fast from other things - whether they are connected to injustice or activities you need to let go of for a short time to focus on God. Who knows? Some of your actions may lead to new and improved habits that add to quality of life!
However you fast, you can connect this with a donation to Canadian Foodgrains Bank. You could, for example, decide as a group you will give up coffee or chocolate or some other item of comfort and share the value of this in solidarity with people affected by hunger.
Act in solidarity with people who experience hunger by changing the rules. Join Canadian Foodgrains Bank's advocacy campaign. Gather people together to write personal letters to you Members of Parliament that help to change policies on behalf of those who are affected by hunger. There are many biblical examples of how people who spoke out held some kind of spiritual observance in connection with their message.
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