A Harvest like no other: Join in this Family Fast Day
7 September 2020
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.
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.
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.
Get ready for Harvest Fast Day
Use our parish guide and resources to celebrate Family Fast Day.
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.
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.