What is the 30 Hour Famine?

Take a virtual youth group retreat, thought-provoking Bible studies, games, inspirational videos, and more — and mash them all up into an unforgettable day-and-a-half of going without food to raise funds for the hungry. It’s fully customizable for groups of all sizes, so you get a ready-made event designed to impact your students. Intrigued?

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The 30 Hour Famine is turning 30!

This year is extra special because it's the Famine's 30th year! Thousands of groups like yours are coming together to raise funds for kids who are hungry around the world, many of whom have been made more vulnerable by the lasting effects of COVID-19.

Whether you do the Famine every year, or have never done it, 2021 is the year to join!

We'll equip you with all the resources you need to lead a Famine event that will be fun and engaging.

You'll get high-quality resources - including games, activities, videos, Bible studies, and more - that empower your students to live out their faith. 

A virtual event option, just in case your church isn't meeting in person yet by the time your Famine rolls around. 

An online fundraising platform, where you and your students can create custom pages to send to friends and family.

Special events for the national date weekend - February 26-27, 2021.

Why hunger?

One in nine people in the world don’t get enough to eat. Many poor farmers can’t grow enough food to feed their own families, much less sell to get income for essentials like education and healthcare. That’s why World Vision partners with communities to address immediate food needs — but also to equip them to grow food for the long term. And this change happens when groups like yours raise money through the 30 Hour Famine!

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Famine materials — designed by leaders, for leaders.

Sign up now to get access to your Digital Event Kit. Your Digital Kit includes all the FREE resources you need to educate and motivate your students to fight hunger. Resources for you … life-changing 30 hours for your students.



Two print options to hang it in your youth room to keep the event — and fundraising! — fresh in everyone’s minds.


Some info for parents whose children will be doing the Famine, so they’re up to speed on the event details.

Everything a leader needs to pull off a fabulous Famine event. This digital piece has all the links ready to go to make your event as easy as possible.


A simple guide that walks students through the purpose of the Famine and tips for fundraising.

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