Family Fast Day
Family Fast Day is on Friday 11 March. Join in Family Fast Day with your parish, friends and family so that more children can grow up big and strong.
By eating simply and giving what you save, you'll be making a place at your table for children like Lombeh this Lent. Because no child should go hungry.
Lombeh was dangerously malnourished as a baby. She was so small she almost died.
Lombeh’s mum, Amie, told us: “The sickness was just getting worse and we were scared.” Thankfully, Amie and a small team of local health experts made sure Lombeh got the support she needed. Now, she’s big and strong.
Around the world, there are 200 million more children like Lombeh whose lives are at risk from malnutrition.
Your parish can help reach more families facing poverty and hunger this Lent. By supporting new mothers like Amie with expert advice and training from health clinics, such as the one run by Sr Anthonia, children like Lombeh can grow up big, strong, happy and healthy.
Please support your parish to hold a collection and share Lombeh's story at the end of Mass by reading our short talk. You could ask a young parishioner to help you.
Share this video of these inspiring young parishioners giving the short talk at Mass! Or share the video of Lombeh above on your parish's social media and with your family and friends.
We would also like to invite you to Walk Against Hunger this Lent. Put your best foot forward and set up a fundraising page on JustGiving. Either organise a community walk on one day in Lent (we suggest March 26) or walk for 40 days and give hunger it's marching orders.
Social Media assets to download and share
Resources to download for your parish
Updated thank you message for your parish bulletin
Double sided prayer card for adults and children
Family Fast Day Short Talk Lent 2022
New Polish translation of the short talk for Family Fast Day this Lent 2022.
Welsh and English Poster for Family Fast Day in parishes during Lent 2022
Parish poster for Family Fast Day in Lent 2022
Parish how to guide for Lent 2022
Our beautiful Lenten prayers and reflections offer you the opportunity to reflect on your own or in your parish.
Planning for Lent? Check out our new fundraising and prayer resources.
Organise a Walk Against Hunger in your community or parish.