CRS’ Rice Bowl program benefits those overseas, at home suffering from hunger, poverty
The ministry of Pastoral Migratoria at Our Lady of Lourdes has been collaborating with Catholic Relief Services in response to the increase of world hunger caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, CRS is working with partners to provide emergency food rations in more than 30 countries as well promoting COVID-19 prevention. awareness.
“The donations from CRS Rice Bowl allow families everywhere to overcome the hurdles placed in front of them,” said Beth Martin, CRS’ Director of Campaign Action and Content. “And in the past year, there have been a lot. COVID-19 is increasing global hunger and malnutrition, and several natural disasters have left thousands without a home or without crops to feed their families and communities. Everyone everywhere has struggled.” Each year, CRS Rice Bowl highlights communities from different countries around the world. This year, Rice Bowl participants are introduced to the people of Madagascar, El Salvador and Timor-Leste and how they are working hard to overcome the factors that can lead to hunger, including drought and flooding.
This boxes will be handle out this weekend but you can find in the back of church or in the rectory in the following weeks.