CRS Rice Bowl 2024 begins on Ash Wednesday

CRS Rice Bowl 2024 begins on Ash Wednesday and runs throughout Lent. We are called to repentance and deeper communion with God and neighbor through prayer, fasting and almsgiving. 

In a special way, Lenten almsgiving enables us to grow in generosity, actively participate in the Body of Christ and respond to God’s call to love and care for others. 

Your Lenten alms through CRS Rice Bowl make a global difference for millions of our sisters and brothers experiencing the greatest need. They help families in countries like Uganda, El Salvador, and Indonesia to access nutritious food, build sustainable livelihoods and adapt and thrive in the face of climate change. Twenty-five percent of donations to CRS Rice Bowl stay in the local diocese, supporting hunger and poverty alleviation efforts right in your own neighborhoods. For more CRS information and stories, visit or go to our Rice Bowl webpage at: