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Only In Print: Rice Bowl Almsgiving on the Rebound after COVID Crimp

Milad, a farmer and college student in Bangladesh, picks green chilis to sell at market. His family joined a project offered by Catholic Relief Services that teaches how to boost crops. The CRS Rice Bowl Lenten almsgiving program helps fund these projects. (Photo: Catholic Relief Services)

Rice Bowl, the annual almsgiving program sponsored by Catholic Relief Services, is underway with local organizers and participants hoping to improve on last year’s rebound from a pandemic-induced slump in 2020.Begun in 1975, CRS Rice Bowl is held during Lent to help parishes fight hunger.

Here is a snapshot of the program, by the numbers: The average collection is around …

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