Tips for staying safe
Going without anything for 40 hours – especially something you love – is going be tough. And if you’ve decided you want to give up food, then you should be prepared.
Giving up food?
- Drink plenty of water, fruit juice or tea.
- Feel free to eat energy sweets (like barley sugars) occasionally.
- If you’re at primary school, please consider skipping food for only eight hours.
- Talk to your parent or guardian if you have any existing health issues before participating.
- When you finish the 40 Hour Famine, ease your way back to normal eating by having something light and healthy, like a salad or fruit.
- Do remember that going without food is not the only option. There are plenty of other things you could choose to give up. Take a look at what others are giving up!
Giving up something other than food?
Heaps of people give up things like furniture, technology and even talking and puppies! They love to ask us what the rules are.
The answer is: Give up something that really matters to you. Make the 40 hours as difficult as you like. But please use common sense and stay safe.
Staying safe while fundraising
Fundraising can be tough too, so if you get stumped for ideas, check out our tips here. World Vision strongly advises against doorknocking or collecting money in public as fundraising methods, unless you're over 16 or are accompanied by a parent or adult guardian. Only ask people you know for donations. Use this checklist to make sure you’re asking as many people that you know as possible.
Have a fun and safe 40 Hour Famine weekend – we want to see you back next year! Good luck with your efforts, be safe and use common sense.