Fast for Change

Nearly 2,000 Canadians signed on to Fast for Change. By doing this, they shared the belief that hunger in a world of abundance is unacceptable.

Over the last few years, the Foodgrains Bank invited people to fast, pray, reflect, and act to address this disturbing reality. Materials were created for churches, families, or individuals to reflect and take action for change, particularly around World Food Day.

The invitation to fast and pray is still open and materials are available for downloading or ordering below.

Fast for Change Resource Kit - Includes one copy each of a prayer and reflection booklet, a guide on ending hunger through advocacy, and an opportunity for practical action. Also includes a hands-on event for youth and young adults. View/download or order the individual resource kit items below.

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Seven Days to Tend the Earth - A seven-day devotional guide for individuals or groups to focus on the link between hunger, agriculture, and North American culture and lifestyle norms. Together with beautiful artwork, this booklet includes prayers, factoids, scripture passages, and commentaries. Make sure you order enough copies for each person in your group if including this with a group study.

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Voice at the Table - An advocacy guide for ending hunger. Step by step instructions on gathering a Harvest of Letters. Learn about what "food justice" means and ways that you can take simple steps to advocate on the issue of global hunger. Includes information about the success of past campaigns and the need to keep speaking out.

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Taste and See: A Fast for Change Youth Event - A one-time event where youth and students bake bread together while engaging in both worship and contemplation. Pull youth out of their everyday relationship with what they eat to consider the miracle of food. Includes an event outline for leaders, sample recipe, as well as “take it further” ideas to spice up the experience!

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Harvest of Letters - Instructions, information, and a sample letter to guide you in taking part in this year's letter-writing campaign. Are you planning a simple letter-writing event? Order enough copies for each person attending the event.

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