CRS’ Rice Bowl

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CRS’ Rice Bowl

Each year, during Lent, parishes throughout the US and in the Diocese of Youngstown participate in Operation Rice Bowl. The monies collected from Operation Rice Bowl provide assistance to many persons and families who are hungry, both locally and nationally. Seventy five percent (75%) of the monies are forwarded to Catholic Relief Services of the United States Catholic Bishops for hunger relief efforts around the world. Twenty five percent (25%) of the monies remain in the Diocese of Youngstown for distribution to local parish and community efforts to end or relieve hunger.

Lent begins Ash Wednesday.  Make a contribution now.

For more information, or for a Rice Bowl application, contact

Catholic Relief Services works with numerous coffee, chocolate and other goods suppliers/companies to sell their products which support local farmers and artisans in developing countries. Go to CRS Fair Trade website for more information and links.

To apply for a 2016 Rice Bowl Grant upload application here and submit by August 1.  For questions, please contact Adrienne Curry at 330-744-8451, ext. 327.




  • Ashtabula
  • Office of Social Services
  • Regional Agency
  • Portage & Stark