While the pandemic continues, climate change remains a major challenge that we humans need to respond. Last year, even though the world was on hiatus, climate change did not slow down. In fact, 2020 was one of the three warmest years on record. This phenomenon not only causes temperatures to continue to rise, but also brings about frequent droughts, cyclones, floods, locust swarms, etc. Sadly, it is usually the poorer countries that have to bear the brunt of these disasters, experiencing crop failures and aggravated food crises. Children there are thus prone to malnutrition, and may even have to drop out of school or become victims of child marriage for the sake of their families’ livelihoods.

The funds raised from this year’s ‘Skip-A-Meal’ will support World Vision to provide emergency food, nutrition and livelihoods assistance for starving families and children in Zimbabwe, South Sudan and Somalia.

Join Skip-A-Meal 2021 now to help needy children and families survive and rediscover hope!


Disasters Make it Hard to Put Food on the Table

The unusual weather in Zimbabwe meant that 9-year-old Natasha’s home was destroyed by cyclones and hailstorms, while her family’s poultry and her school books were all washed away by the floods. Her family is now unable to pay for the children’s school fees and even afford food, only eating two meals of cornmeal porridge a day at times.

No matter rich or poor, children should be able to enjoy the rights to live and thrive. Please take part in Skip-A-Meal to sow hope for starving children.


Corporate

Companies can encourage staff to skip a meal together on any work day from March to June, no matter if they are working in the office or from home, and donate its cost. The top three companies with the highest number of participants, the largest amount of total donation, or the highest donation per person will be awarded. Those that raise HK$1,000 or more will each receive a certificate of appreciation.

Date

March to June 2021

Participation

Encourage staff to skip a meal and donate its cost to support World Vision to provide emergency food, nutrition and livelihoods assistance for starving families and children in Zimbabwe, South Sudan and Somalia.

Donation

Resources

Enquiries

Ms Fung, Resource Development Department: (852) 2399 3403



Church

“I will bless this city and make it prosperous; I will satisfy its poor with food.” (Psalms 132:15 NLT)


We can manifest God’s love when we share what we have with those in need. How can we be used by God to feed people who are experiencing food crises caused by natural disasters?

We invite all churches in Hong Kong and Macau to join Skip-A-Meal to support the hungry afar. Details are as follows:

Date

During Lent 2021, around Good Friday or any other day chosen by the church*

Participation

  • Fast a meal together during worship service, small group, Sunday school or prayer meeting, and pray together for the needs of the hungry
  • Encourage the congregation to choose a day to fast a meal at home or at work, reflect and pray
  • Organise your own “Skip-a-Meal” prayer meeting and invite our staff to give a talk
  • If you would like to take on an upgraded challenge, you may sign up for Matthew 25 Challenge

Enrolment

Fill out the Registration Form and return it to World Vision.

Donation

Please send your donation together with the Donation Form to World Vision.

Resource

Enquiries

Church Relations Unit: (852) 2399 8630


* If your church is going to run ‘Skip-a-Meal’ in April 2021 or later, please contact our Church Relations Unit for registration.



Individual

Don’t underestimate what you can achieve on your own! Support children and families affected by climate change by skipping a meal at home, in your office or anywhere else on your own and invite others to join the good cause! Details are as follows:

Date

March to June 2021

Participation

Skip a meal and donate its cost to support World Vision to provide emergency food, nutrition and livelihoods assistance for starving families and children in Zimbabwe, South Sudan and Somalia.

Donation

Enquiries

Famine Hotline: (852) 2394 2394




Donate Now

Funds raised from this year’s Skip-A-Meal will support World Vision to provide emergency food, nutrition and livelihoods assistance for starving families and children in Zimbabwe, South Sudan and Somalia.

HK$200

Provide 13 people in poverty with food assistance in partnership with World Food Programme in Zimbabwe

HK$400

Provide 1 malnourished child with fresh food vouchers for one month's consumption in South Sudan

HK$700

Provide farming tools and seeds for 1 impoverished family in Somalia






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