Boston, MA -- This holiday season, thousands of people around the country will Skip a Meal for Oxfam to draw attention to the more than 850 million people worldwide who are hungry. Thousands of Fast for a World Harvest events conducted in the US and abroad each year raise money as well as awareness of poverty and hunger. To participate, simply skip a meal and contribute the money you save to Oxfam.
For more information and to sign up to Skip a Meal for Oxfam, visit our Web site.
"The Fast is a unique experience because, while participants are raising awareness of poverty and hunger to help build community on the global level, they are strengthening their own communities at the local level," said Nancy Delaney, Oxfam America's National Outreach Manager. "Skip a Meal for Oxfam is an easy way for individuals and families to incorporate making a difference on these issues into their daily lives."
For more than 30 years, Oxfam America's Fast for a World Harvest program has reached out to communities all over the US to help raise awareness about the root causes of poverty and hunger. Fast participants choose to skip a meal or eat a simple meal, host an Oxfam Hunger Banquet, or organize other creative and educational events. In communities across the country, groups and individuals are taking action to end poverty and hunger by becoming involved with the Fast.
Today, over 850 million people worldwide suffer from the debilitating effects of chronic malnutrition and hunger. Envision nearly three times the population of the US suffering from severe hunger every day. Over 30,000 children under age five die every day, mostly from preventable causes including malnutrition and diarrhea.
You can make a commitment to change their stark reality by participating in Oxfam America's Fast for a World Harvest campaign. Increased awareness is the first step toward change, the first step toward alleviating the poverty and hunger that millions of people face daily.