Skip-A-Meal

Today, climate change is intensifying and occurrences of extreme weather are becoming more frequent. The latest UN figures show that Africa is the region where the proportion of the population affected by hunger has increased the most, with 278 million or about one in five people facing hunger. In the Horn of Africa, drought has rapidly exacerbated the local food crisis and the region is on the verge of famine. However, geopolitics has hindered food production and supply chains, and transportation costs of international relief supplies have soared.

Affected by continuous natural disasters and conflicts, local farmers and herders in South Sudan and Somalia, two countries in the Horn of Africa, have lost their livelihoods, and are forced to be displaced in order to feed their stomachs and escape from natural and man-made disasters. Many hungry children suffer from severe malnutrition due to long-term starvation.

Funds raised from this year's Skip-A-Meal will support World Vision to provide emergency food assistance, mobile medical treatment and water supply facilities for impoverished children and families in South Sudan and Somalia. Join us to show your care and extend a helping hand to starving children!


“Get Well Soon, My Little Brother.”

Due to the conflict in her hometown in Somalia, 14-year-old Rahima lost her home and was forced to move to an internally displaced persons camp with her family. They have been staying in the settlement for 5 years already.

Not knowing when they could return home, Rahima and her family now also face food insecurity because of drought and skyrocketing food prices in the market. She just hopes her little brother would recover from malnutrition and measles soon. To help starving children and families in Somalia like Rahima, World Vision has been providing emergency food aid and nutrition support in the country.



Corporate

Companies can encourage staff to skip a meal together on any work day from March to August and donate its cost. The top three companies with the highest number of participants, the largest amount of total donation, and 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 August 2023

Participation

Encourage staff to skip a meal and donate its cost to support World Vision to provide emergency food assistance, mobile medical treatment and water supply facilities for impoverished children and families in South Sudan and Somalia.

Donation

Resources

  • Skip-A-Meal Poster and Donation Form
  • You may invite our staff to give a lunch talk if required

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 to join Skip-A-Meal to support the hungry afar. Details are as follows:

Date

During Lent, 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 / (852) 5320 8287 (WhatsApp)




Individual

Don’t underestimate what you can achieve on your own! Support children and families affected by climate change and conflicts by skipping a meal at home, in your school campus, office or anywhere else on your own and invite others to join the good cause! Participants who raise HK$100 or more will each receive an exquisite e-certificate of appreciation with illustration by “Little Half小半”. In addition to this e-certificate, those who raise HK$200 or more can also enjoy the following one-time offers upon presenting the donation receipt:

  1. Heart Blush: a 10% discount on products (valid until 31 August 2023)
  2. Clean Coffee & Laundry (Sheung Wan branch): buy-1-get-1-free on drinks (valid until 30 June 2023)

Date

March to August 2023

Participation

Skip a meal and donate its cost to support World Vision to provide emergency food assistance, mobile medical treatment and water supply facilities for impoverished children and families in 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 assistance, mobile medical treatment and water supply facilities for impoverished children and families in South Sudan and Somalia, including:

HK$240

Provide emergency food aid in partnership with World Food Programme for 10 people in need in South Sudan

HK$720

Support 6 acutely malnourished or sick children in Somalia to receive mobile medical treatment

HK$1,800

Support the construction of water supply facilities for a needy community in Somalia






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