$1 per day during Lent ($40) can provide a family with food for one month.

Our Catholic community in the United States does something amazing each Lent. We come together to practice prayer, fasting and almsgiving—and by doing so we help lift families and communities out of poverty and put them on a path toward resilience, prosperity and stability. That’s the CRS Rice Bowl effect.

Clean drinking water support for vulnerable communities

Seeds and training support to help farmers improve harvests

Health exams and treatment support for children

Through this tradition, we have helped families around the world and in our own backyard by raising our voices and our prayers, and by making sacrificial gifts. Thank you.

To give by phone:

To give by mail:
Catholic Relief Services
CRS Rice Bowl
P.O. Box 17090
Baltimore, Maryland 21297-0303