Where’s your Rice Bowl?

2_28_kids rice bowlAs the season of Lent draws to a close and Catholics around the world begin to anticipate Easter, it is time to turn in your CRS Rice Bowl. Since 1975, Catholics in the United States have been collecting their Lenten alms in these cardboard bowls, translating their Lenten sacrifices into life-saving assistance to our poorest and most vulnerable brothers and sisters.

“By turning in their rice bowls, participants have the chance to make sure their Lenten sacrifices help our brothers and sisters in need around the world through the work of CRS,” said Joan Rosenhauer, executive vice president of U.S. Operations for CRS.

While you can always give to CRS Rice Bowl online, educators and parish leaders are finding fun ways to collect rice bowl donations. This class from Sacred Heart School in Lake Worth, Florida, outgrew their little cardboard box by the second week of Lent!

CRS Rice Bowl Coordinators: How are you collecting CRS Rice Bowl donations? Tell CRS Rice Bowl on Facebook.

Need ideas for making your community’s CRS Rice Bowl collection fun and easy? Check out our guide to collecting rice bowls.

Whether you collect your donation in a water jug, the traditional cardboard bowl, or give to CRS Rice Bowl online, you are providing food for the hungry, clean water for the thirsty, or even an education for a child in need.

Seventy-five percent of your gift helps poor and vulnerable people overseas. The remaining 25 percent stays in your diocese to combat hunger and poverty in your community.

Read these stories of hope to meet the people you help with your donation to CRS Rice Bowl.

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