A media kit for CRS Rice Bowl 2014 is now available for journalists and churches who would like photos, videos, story ideas and more for CRS Rice Bowl.
Each year, CRS Rice Bowl invites families and individuals to make Lent more meaningful and personal while helping others. From its humble beginnings 39 years ago to the current activity in parishes, schools and families across the U.S., CRS Rice Bowl has grown into a widely used expression of solidarity to feed those who are hungry and bring lasting change to communities in the U.S. and overseas. This is faith in action. It’s visual, it’s spiritual, and it’s a good story.
What’s new this year?
- A mobile app to help keep Lent focused on faith will provide daily reflections, meatless recipes and stories of hope with videos and photos. On the app individuals make a Lenten goal and track their personal sacrifice to fill up a virtual Rice Bowl.
- Rice Bowl Photo Challenge – “How Do You Rice Bowl?” – social media platform, detail ready in January.
- CRS Rice Bowl’s Global Kitchen Cooking Shows featuring Fr. Leo Patalinghug of Grace Before Meals, cooking meatless recipes (5 videos, 3-minutes each, available Feb. 5)
- Meet the Gonzales Family Video — Cecilia and Felix Gonzalez use CRS Rice Bowl to share their faith and teach Lenten spirituality to their children. In Spanish with English subtitles. (1 video, 3 minutes)
- Speaker Tour featuring Thomas Awiapo from CRS Ghana and Peter Kimeu from CRS Kenya will be in the U.S. February – Mid March touring Southeast and Midwest regions; Carman Matty-Cervantes from CRS Haiti.
- Archdiocese of Santa Fe, New Mexico featured for the 25% of Rice Bowl contributions used locally to fight poverty in each U.S. diocese.