CRS Rice Bowl | Promoting Lenten Solidarity with Poor

Give to CRS Rice Bowl

Donations to CRS Rice Bowl can be mailed to:

The Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Green Bay, Inc.
P.O. Box 22128
Green Bay, WI 54305-2128

Phone: (920) 272-8344


CRS Rice Bowl Poster CRS Rice Bowl is an annual Lenten collection conducted in Catholic parishes to promote solidarity with our poor brothers and sisters -- both around the world and locally -- through prayer, fasting, learning, and giving.

The Diocese of Green Bay and Catholic Relief Services co-sponsor CRS Rice Bowl. Catholic Relief Services is the international humanitarian arm of the U.S. Catholic Church.


CRS Rice Bowl Collection Helps the Poor

Contributions to this national collection for the World's Poor are divided this way:

 75% of funds go for international relief and development projects

 25% go for projects within the Diocese of Green Bay that aid immigrant and refugee people struggling with basic material needs

Questions/More Information

EricWeydtEric Weydt
Catholic Social
Justice Coordinator and Diocesan director for CRS Rice Bowl grants

(920) 272-8344

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2017 Grant Applications

Organizations based in the 16 counties of Northeastern Wisconsin within the Diocese of Green Bay are invited to submit CRS Rice Bowl grant applications.

The application deadline is Friday, April 14, 2017.

CRS Rice Bowl funds projects that benefit Northeastern Wisconsin immigrant or refugee populations who are struggling to meet their basic material needs (such as food, shelter, healthcare, literacy, and counseling services).

CRS Rice Bowl Grant Criteria and Application | Deadline: April 14, 2017

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More Information on CRS Rice Bowl

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2016 Award Winners

In 2016, $13,000 was awarded to agencies at the local level to meet the basic material needs of immigrant and refugee people in northeastern Wisconsin. The 2016 Diocesan Rice Bowl award winners are:

  • St. Norbert College Sturzi Center | AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Brown County Health Department | Safe Sleep Community Collaborative
  • Preble High School | Preble Pride Hispanic Family Engagement
  • Winnebago County Literacy Council | English Language Learning (ELL) Classes
  • St. Patrick's Food Pantry | Food for Immigrant Families
  • St. Vincent de Paul | Hispanic Immigrant Energy Assistance
  • Casa Alba Melanie | Activities for Hispanic Senior Citizen Group
  • Literacy Green Bay | Adult English Learner Classes
  • LEAVEN | Emergency Financial Assistance for Immigrants & Refugees
  • Habitat for Humanity | Hmong/Spanish Translation and Interpretation
  • Help of Door County, Inc. | Interpretation Services
  • Fox Valley Literacy Council | Educational Materials & Daycare for ELL Parents
  • Literacy Partners of Kewaunee County | Literacy Partners Endeavors
  • Hispanic Center Door/Kewaunee Co. | Latino Assistance
  • Marinette/Oconto Co. Literacy Council | Project Promotion Two

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