Baltimore, Md., Oct 18, 2012 / 01:03 am
Catholic Relief Services has revamped its traditional Lenten anti-hunger Operation Rice Bowl program to allow participants to register their rice bowls on the internet as part of the campaign to feed the hungry.
The program also has a new name.
"For the past 37 years during the season of Lent, Catholics in the United States participate in a popular program called Operation Rice Bowl," Carolyn Woo, President and CEO of Catholic Relief Services, said on Oct. 16. "Today, I am announcing that we are renaming it CRS Rice Bowl."
The rice bowl program engages almost 13,000 parishes and schools. The relief agency provides videos, stories, recipes and other materials to help those who participate understand the lives and challenges of the poor around the world.