Creighton University's Online Ministries
Operation Rice Bowl:
Concrete Almsgiving at Home
Many of us grew up with a simple, concrete Lenten practice: Operation Rice Bowl. A small, cardboard "rice bowl" contribution box became a powerful way for a family to engage in almsgiving during Lent. And, it wasn't just charity. It became a Lenten devotion and a profound way, especially for children, to enter into an experience of solidarity with those who have so much less than we do.
Operation Rice Bowl Today
Operation Rice Bowl is a Lenten program of Catholic Relief Services. Learn more about how to use this Lenten tool at home at orb.crs.org
Of course, any family can use any means which locally makes sense to practice almsgiving in this way.
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