“Jesus said to them, ‘There is no need for them to go away; give them some food yourselves.’” (Matthew 14:16)

The world’s youth are 
Hungry for Change!

Fasting has a long history in our faith as a way of strengthening our spiritual life. CRS FoodFast connects the tradition of Catholic fasting with global hunger and it’s so much more than skipping a few meals. It’s a life-changing experience packed with fun and engaging resources, activities and more. CRS FoodFast helps youth explore their faith and make a difference in the world with the choice of three thought-provoking themes, a Build-Your-Own event option for those who want to choose their own theme, and additional ways to integrate Catholic teachings, sacraments and traditions.

Looking for a 3-hour family fast or a 24-hour power fast or anything in between? There’s a CRS FoodFast that’s right for your group. You can mix and match the classroom- and retreat-ready materials using the available planning schedules to find the message and timeline that’s right for your group.

After you register, you will be sent a link to a resource page that will allow you to download any of the CRS FoodFast thematic manuals or individual resources to build your CRS FoodFast event! There are also resources to help you with fundraising including our CRS FoodFast fundraising packet and a link to register for a customizable fundraising webpage. Don’t forget to check out the ‘Order Materials’ links at the bottom of the resource page for FREE resources and special offers from our partner SERRV!