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Looking for simple meals to prepare this Lent?

Fasting from meat on Fridays during Lent helps us “acquire a mastery over our instincts and freedom of heart.” (CCC 2043). Fasting is meant to free us. It helps us feel our physical hunger, and in turn, our spiritual hunger for the infinite love found only in God.

This Lent, eat in solidarity with families around the world with one of the CRS Rice Bowl meatless meals below. Join Fr. Leo Patalinghug of Grace Before Meals in the CRS Rice Bowl Global Kitchen to learn how to prepare each meal. Use our simple meal script to put on a Friday supper for your entire community. And don’t forget to purchase a CRS Fair Trade simple supper kit to serve as your Lenten centerpiece!

When you’ve cleaned your plate, remember to put the money you saved by not buying meat – an average of $3 per person per meal – into your CRS Rice Bowl to feed our brothers and sisters in need around the world.