A Harvest like no other: Join us this Family Fast Day

7 September 2020

A lady holds a cup of tea

Join us for a Harvest like no other as we come together (either virtually, or socially distanced!) to stand alongside the most vulnerable in the world.

You can help to rebuild lives

This is a Harvest like no other as families around the world face chronic food shortages, malnutrition and poverty as the result of coronavirus.  This Family Fast Day on Friday 9 October let's stand alongside the poorest and most vulnerable people and help them to rebuild their lives.  

A family sitting together

Asal and her children sit together. For so many families like Asal's, coronavirus has meant their lives will never be the same. 

Your donations are helping to:

  • provide handwashing stations in communities lacking access to clean water and soap
  • distribute PPE to health workers
  • supply children with books and pencils so they can study from home while schools are closed
  • allow farmers to sell their produce safely
  • deliver food packages to people in cities who can’t go out to work. 

Asal is a mother of five living in Afghanistan whose husband died from coronavirus. 

Read Asal's story

For many people like Asal, their lives will never be the same again. 

In these challenging times, let's come together in parishes or virtually to bring hope to those most in need.

Thank you for making this a Harvest like no other

Get ready for Harvest Fast Day

Use our parish guide and resources to celebrate Family Fast Day. 

Online events

Check out our programme of online events for this Harvest like no other, and invite your family and friends along!

Fast Day posters

Display the Family Fast Day poster - featuring a text giving option and a QR code - somewhere visible in your church or on a noticeboard outside, to let everyone coming to Mass know all the ways they can donate.

Prayer cards

Use our prayer cards to pray for healing during this time of crisis.

Involve children in your parish

Register for CAFOD's virtual Children's Liturgy, live every Sunday at 10am.

Donate to help people rebuild their lives

Order a contactless device to allow parishioners to donate safely or find out how to donate by text by texting CAFOD to 70085 to donate £10 to our Coronavirus Appeal.

Find more resources to help your parish prepare for Harvest

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