World Vision
40 Hour Famine

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Thank you so much for stepping up to help stop the hunger pandemic!

Over the 25-27th June, awesome, inspiring Kiwis across Aotearoa stepped up to shape history. Together, they stepped up to stop the hunger pandemic and save lives.

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the World Vision 40 Hour Famine.

Thank you so much for joining history shapers across Aotearoa in this year's World Vision 40 Hour Famine.

Your challenges were impressive! We were inspired by your epic fundraising ideas and the way you pulled together and pushed through. You're making a MASSIVE difference for children threated by the hunger pandemic. The funds you've raised will help give kids in sub-Saharan Africa food for today, and a future for tomorrow.

Make sure all your hard work counts. If sponsors donated to you online - nice work, we've already got your funds. If you collected any cash or cheques, this money can't start making a difference until it's in the bank. Give them to your organiser with your sponsorship book, or bank them at any ANZ branch as soon as possible. Check out our banking FAQs for more information.

Every year we're so inspired by the creative ways Kiwis challenge themselves to raise funds and awareness for children living in extreme poverty. This year was no exception - you blew us away!

We love celebrating your amazing efforts, and now is your chance to vote for the People's Choice: Auahatanga, Most Creative Award. Follow us on Instagram from 26th July to 9th August to read more about the nominees and to vote. Voting closes 10am Monday 9th August. You decide who wins!

Make sure all your hard work counts by banking any funds raised as soon as possible to help protect children in sub-Saharan Africa from the hunger pandemic.


$6 buys fast growing seeds, that will give a family nutritious vegetables to eat or sell at the market.


$41 provides a child facing extreme hunger with life-saving food for a whole month.


$94 trains families to form a savings group, to help them afford food in times of crisis.


$250 plants a community garden, helping an entire community get their five plus a day!


Will we see your name up in lights? It's not a competition but… check out our leaderboards to see how your World Vision 40 Hour Famine fundraising stacks up!

It’s not too late to sign up and shape history!

The official weekend may be over, but you can still make a big impact! So sign up today and be a part of shaping history.

Your challenge is to live without something you rely on for 40 hours, such as transport, furniture, technology or food. You'll experience life without one of your necessities to give a child the tools they need for a hunger-free future.

The funds you raise will help protect children in Sub-Saharan Africa threatened by the hunger pandemic.

No matter what challenge you choose, your time to act is now. Sign up now and share your fundraising page on social to inspire others to help you stop the hunger pandemic. Remember, to make sure all your hard work counts, you'll need to have all your funds banked as soon as possible.

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You can give hungry children food for today, and a future for tomorrow.

<br>You can give hungry children food for today, and a future for tomorrow.

Sandra (14), Uganda

Sandra and her family are hungry. With COVID-19 restrictions, they cannot earn money for food, and they have no idea where their next meal will come from.

Millions of children in sub-Saharan Africa face aching hunger as the shock waves unleashed by COVID-19 worsen the damage that extreme poverty, climate change and decades of conflict have already done to children's lives.

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Thank you Dulcie!

Thank you Dulcie!

Dulcie Rothan was a teacher from Carterton who ran the World Vision 40 Hour Famine in her school. She was fiercely committed to World Vision’s work and the role the 40 Hour Famine played enabling students to learn about global issues and take social action. When she passed away, she left an incredible legacy to the 2021 World Vision 40 Hour Famine –a pledge to fund all youth events and campaign costs through her estate.

Thanks to her amazing selflessness and generosity, now the World Vision 40 Hour Famine can have an even bigger impact on the lives of vulnerable children!


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