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Host an event with Oxfam

Every year members of our community come up with new and creative ways to help Oxfam fight poverty and injustice. You can join in by deciding on the event that works best for you. Below are a few ideas to get you started.


Host an Oxfam Hunger Banquet

Host an Oxfam Hunger Banquet to bring statistics about poverty and inequality to life. Guests randomly select tickets matching real people who are high-, middle-, or low-income earners, demonstrating that where you end up is all in the luck of the draw.

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Host an Oxfam Jam

Looking for a fun and creative way to join the fight against poverty? Host an Oxfam Jam fundraising event and spotlight local artists while making a global impact.

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Skip a meal for Oxfam

Join a 40-year tradition with a simple, but powerful, act: Skip one meal and donate the money you save to help Oxfam create solutions to hunger.

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Organize a dining hall fast

Are you a student looking for a way to help? If your high school or university offers prepaid meal plans, consider holding an Oxfam dining hall fast. It’s an easy way to reach lots of students and raise funds to benefit Oxfam’s work.

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Host a house party

A house party is a fun, informal gathering where you get your friends and family together to take action, like writing a letter or making a phone call to your legislator, hosting a film screening and discussion, building a support network, or educating others.

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Tabling is a simple, effective way to inspire social change. Besides a table, you'll need a few volunteers and some free Oxfam educational materials that you can download or order for free.

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More event ideas

  • Organize a benefit concert for Oxfam, featuring your favorite local artists.
  • Invite local businesses to donate items for a silent auction.
  • Find more ideas in our free materials below.

We’ve put together plenty of free materials to help you host an event in your community.

Contact us

Have questions? Need advice? 

Our event experts are here to help. Contact us via email at [email protected]. And don't forget to email us after your event to let us know how it went!

Wondering where to send donations from your event? 

You can mail them to:
Oxfam America
77 North Washington Street
Suite 500
Boston, MA 02114

Tools & downloads

  1. Tools for activists

    How to take action: Organizing in your community

    Taking action at the grassroots can make a difference at the global level. From meeting with lawmakers to making news, this guide covers all that you need to know.

  2. Tools for activists

    How to get started: A menu of ideas

    Want to do something to fight poverty and hunger, but don't know where to start? Explore this list of time-tested action ideas for individuals and groups.

  3. Tools for activists

    Farmers' market action guide

    Resources for Oxfam volunteers

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