What is the 30 Hour Famine?

Take a virtual youth group retreat, thought-provoking Bible studies, games, inspirational videos, and more — and mash them all up into an unforgettable day-and-a-half of going without food to raise funds for the hungry. It’s fully customizable for groups of all sizes, so you get a ready-made event designed to impact your students. Intrigued?

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The 30 Hour Famine Website will be down for Maintenance Until August 9th.

We know this is a total bummer, but we are working on a new experience for the 2022 - 30 Hour Famine.

Stay tuned and check back frequently.  We apologize for any inconvenience  this may cause.

What does this mean?

For the 2021 event, you can still access all of the 30 Hour Famine resources, but you will NOT have access to your online fundraising pages.

  • Leaders click HERE for your online resources.
  • Students click HERE for you online resources

If you would like to signup for 2022, the new event will be available again after August 2nd.

Please contact us at 1-800-7-FAMINE (1-800-732-6463) or email us at [email protected] for any urgent requests.


Why hunger?

One in nine people in the world don’t get enough to eat. Many poor farmers can’t grow enough food to feed their own families, much less sell to get income for essentials like education and healthcare. That’s why World Vision partners with communities to address immediate food needs — but also to equip them to grow food for the long term. And this change happens when groups like yours raise money through the 30 Hour Famine!

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Famine materials — designed by leaders, for leaders.

Sign up now to get access to your Digital Event Kit. Your Digital Kit includes all the FREE resources you need to educate and motivate your students to fight hunger. Resources for you … life-changing 30 hours for your students.



Two print options to hang it in your youth room to keep the event — and fundraising! — fresh in everyone’s minds.


Some info for parents whose children will be doing the Famine, so they’re up to speed on the event details.

Everything a leader needs to pull off a fabulous Famine event. This digital piece has all the links ready to go to make your event as easy as possible.


A simple guide that walks students through the purpose of the Famine and tips for fundraising.

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