Environmental Stewardship

Fast during Lent

On Lenten fast days, feature a parish meal consisting of a bowl of rice, the staple in many developing countries. Then donate the cost of a full meal to the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Rice Bowl. Seventy-five percent of the money supports CRS’ programs around the world and 25 percent supports hunger and poverty programs in local communities. Additionally, consider fasting one day per month on the holy day of your choice. Fasting is an ancient and integral part of our faith tradition, and studies have shown that periodic fasting is healthy for you.