MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 24, 2015 /CNW/ - For the 44th year, Canadian youth from coast to coast are participating in the 30 Hour Famine this weekend. Thousands of Canadian teens will go hungry for thirty
hours with the goal of raising $582,000 to fight hunger around the
world. Tonight, in recognition of the 30 Hour Famine, Niagara Falls and
Vancouver's Canada Place will light up in orange, World Vision's
The 30 Hour Famine began in Canada, and is now practised in 21 countries
and has raised almost a billion dollars for World Vision food
projects. Last year 8,500 Canadian students fasted, raising $900,000.
"In 1971 my friends and I were moved to action by the realities of the
people living through the famine in Ethiopia. To see that hundreds of
thousands of students around the world each year are continuing to work
towards the goal of eliminating hunger is overwhelming and gives me
hope this is a reality we could see in our lifetime."
- Ruth Roberts, the 30 Hour Famine founder
World Vision spokespeople and regional participants are available for
interviews across the country.
Last year thousands of students from every province and territory did
the 30 Hour Famine
The 30 Hour Famine participants around the world have raised almost a
billion dollars for World Vision food projects.
870 million people around the world go hungry regularly.
Proceeds from the 30 Hour Famine go to support World Vision programs
such as helping farmers be successful, clean water initiatives, and
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What Canadians Can Do:
Do the 30 Hour Famine, or donate to someone who is.
World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy
organization dedicated to working with children, families and
communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all
people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. Visit our
News Centre at worldvision.ca
SOURCE World Vision Canada
Image with caption: "Students gather together to do the 30 Hour Famine at Earl Haig Secondary school in 2013 (CNW Group/World Vision Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150424_C9194_PHOTO_EN_43438.jpg
For further information:
For interviews contact:
Sarah Bartley - 905-565-6200 ext. 4054 or firstname.lastname@example.org