CRS Rice Bowl is Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten faith formation program for use in parishes, schools, religious education programs and by families and individuals in the home.
Participants pray together; give things up, or fast, in solidarity with those who hunger; learn about our global community and the challenges of hunger and poverty around the world; and give sacrificial donations to those in need.
- Catholic Relief Services helps more than 100 million of the world's poorest people each year.
- Nearly 13,000 parishes and schools across the United States participate in CRS Rice Bowl each Lent.
- Since 1975, Catholics have donated more than $200 million to help the poor through CRS Rice Bowl.
When you give to CRS Rice Bowl:
25 percent of your donations go to hunger and poverty alleviation efforts in your own community.
75 percent of your donations support CRS’s humanitarian relief programs in 100 countries worldwide. ($10 provides a family with 2 weeks of food)
Read our Stories of Hope for more information about how your donations touch lives.
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