FoodFast

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Welcome to CRS FoodFast!

These free resources will help you to plan and facilitate a successful CRS FoodFast event to challenge the young people of your community to think globally and understand our Gospel call to service.

It’s time to start planning your event in four easy steps:

  1. Download the CRS FoodFast Coordinator’s Manual to give you an overview of the program and help you plan your event. 
  2. Choose a pre-planned theme or build-your-own event using our templates and mixing and matching resources. 
  3. Decide how you will fundraise as part of your event and download the CRS FoodFast Fundraising Packet. You can also customize your own online fundraising page!

COORDINATOR'S MANUALS
The Coordinator’s Manual has everything you need to organize your fast, including a step-by-step guide to coordinating a CRS FoodFast, fundraising ideas, promotional materials, parental consent forms, world poverty and hunger data, justice and solidarity quotes, and Scripture passages.
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ENOUGH? ENOUGH.
3-hour: Adaptable for a class lesson.
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3-hour Family: Suitable for any intergenerational group.
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10-hour: This format is perfect for a school day or one-day parish retreat.
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Confirmation: Specific language and activities have been built into the Confirmation version of Enough so that the retreat can be used to support Sacramental Preparation.
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24-hour: The most comprehensive of the retreat formats, this schedule is built to be an overnight retreat that uses all of the available Enough resources and gives participants the full CRS FoodFast experience.
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Enough Community Builders: Food and Me
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Enough Food and Faith Jeopardy
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Enough Learning Experiences
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Just Food
3-hour: This format is perfect for building into half a school day or for use as a mini-retreat.
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The Family Night format integrates intergenerational language to allow all ages to participate in a mini-retreat.
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This format is perfect for a school day or one-day parish retreat.
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Specific language and activities have been built into the Confirmation version of Enough so that the retreat can be used to support Sacramental Preparation.
Download in English
The most comprehensive of the retreat formats, this schedule is built to be an overnight retreat that uses all of the available Just Food resources and gives participants the full CRS FoodFast experience.
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Uncommon Good
This format is perfect for building into half a school day or for use as a mini-retreat.
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The Family Night format integrates intergenerational language to allow all ages to participate in a mini-retreat.
Download in English
Download in Spanish
This format is perfect for a school day or one-day parish retreat.
Download in English
Download in Spanish
Specific language and activities have been built into the Confirmation version of Uncommon Good so that the retreat can be used to support Sacramental Preparation.
Download in English
Download in Spanish
The most comprehensive of the retreat formats, this schedule is built to be an overnight retreat that uses all of the available Uncommon Good resources and gives participants the full CRS FoodFast experience.
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Food, Food, Food: A Funny Kind of Friendship
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Uncommon Good Right Relationship
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Where in the World Does our Food come from?
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BUILD-YOUR-OWN: BE THE CHANGE
Community Builders: This collection of games and activities offer opportunities that foster community and unity within your group. Not only do they help participants get to know each other, they also nurture communication, cooperation and fun.
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Reflection Activities:This collection of resources aims to foster deeper reflection on the CRS FoodFast experience, the realities facing our vulnerable sisters and brothers, and Jesus’ call to discipleship. The resources provide a mixture of group activities, journaling, individual and communal reflection, and creative prayer.
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Prayer Services: This collection of resources helps you to create an atmosphere of prayer and facilitate varied experiences of prayer throughout your CRS FoodFast.
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Learning Experiences: This collection of interactive learning experiences is created with two goals in mind:
1) to help CRS FoodFast participants experience and understand the challenges of hunger and poverty, and
2) explore what it means to stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters around the world experiencing hunger and poverty
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MINI-MODULE: BREAD OF LIFE
This collection of resources offers opportunities that foster faithful reflection while encouraging members of your community to grow in global solidarity through the joy of the Eucharist. Integrate any or all of these Community Builders, Learning Experiences, and Prayer Services into your CRS FoodFast event to help your participants develop a clearer understanding of the way service connects deeply and directly to our Catholic faith. 
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