National Day of Fasting
Britain is hungry!
Half a million people are going hungry in Britain. Please join us on April 4th for fasting and help us show the government that Britain is hungry for change!
Feel free to raise sponsorship to either help fund your local foodbank or donate to the End Hunger Fast campaign.Don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Other types of fasting
If you would like to do more than just join the national day of fasting, there are plenty of other ways to fast. Have a look at the below, or get in contact using the form below and let us know about any other types of fast that you shall be taking part in.
Miss a meal every day
Some people choose to just miss one meal each day , if they’ve never fasted before and feel uncertain or have decided to fast for more than a day - for example: missing lunch for a week
Fast between dawn and dusk
The traditional Muslim fast, from Dawn till dusk is a great challenge and gives your digestives system a break without causing it strain. This is a fast from food and water so it needs to be done with great care, making sure you are hydrated before and break your fast with a drink of water.
3-day foodbank challenge
If you've never used a foodbank you might not know that it’s “just enough” food but a long way from what most of us would expect. Try living off the equivalent of one Foodbank food parcel for three days: approximately £14.30 per person over three days.
Giving up a food group
Giving up a certaintype of food, for example sugar or meat, can be a way to take part. Giving up luxury goods can be a safe and educational method of fasting and is one that is particularly associated with the period of Lent
Going for longer than 24 hours without food can be dangerous to your health, so must be approached with caution. There is a long history of fasting as a form of protest in the form of the hunger strike. We would like to encourage anyone that wishes to undertake a prolonged fast to get into contact with us