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Harvest 2023: Family Fast Day

Harvest 2023: Family Fast Day

This Harvest, help families like Meera's get expert help when they need it most.

Share our short talk in Mass

Family Fast Day is on Friday 6 October. 

Come together as a parish, so that families like Meera's can get help from doctors and other local experts when they need it most. 

Dr Nasha’s mobile medical clinic gets life-saving help to where it’s needed most, fast – so when her team arrived in Meera’s village after it had been destroyed by flooding, she rushed to the clinic to get her children the treatment they needed.

Thank you for all your support!

Get involved this Family Fast Day

Sharing Meera's story by speaking at Mass, supporting a CAFOD collection in your parish, and holding a 'Gather Together' event, will mean families like Meera's can get expert help when they need it most.

Share our short talk

Share with your parish the inspirational story of a mother and her family surviving against the odds and the amazing work of those who helped them.

Download the Harvest appeal video

Hear from Dr Nasha and Meera themselves how CAFOD's support has helped survivors of the devastating Pakistan floods and share their story with your parish.

Soup lunches

Have a soup lunch at home or online. Check out our recipes here!

CAFOD online shop

Visit our online shop to order fundraising resources like posters, collection boxes and lanyards.

Contactless fundraising

Contactless for CAFOD

Make donating as easy as tapping a card this Fast Day by signing up for a contactless account with CAFOD.

Order a card reader device or with the new 'Tap to Pay' function, you can even collect donations using just your phone. You can be set up in minutes!

Find out more by visiting our contactless webpage or get in touch with us at for additional questions and support.

Resources for families and schools

Harvest prayer resources

Find prayer resources for all ages and pray with us this Harvest as we come together in hope of a brighter future.

Harvest resources for children

At home, at school or in your parish, get the kids involved with prayer and fundraising resources designed for children.

Europe-UK Gather Together for Harvest

Gather Together this Harvest

Make this Harvest a reason to socialise! Gather together as a parish, build your community and show your love for our global family by raising money together for CAFOD.