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2020 CRS ORB Collection 1 1Each day during Lent, we have the opportunity to be inspired by the stories of communities from around the world, to set aside a little of ourselves to make room for a stranger. This Lent, CRS Rice Bowl reminds us that the journey through the desert ultimately leads to resurrection—and that it is our Gospel call to stand with courage, bringing the hope of the Resurrection to a world often beset by hopelessness.

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

How to Give to the Rice Bowl Collection:

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 Website

How to Apply for a CRS/Rice Bowl Grant:

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

document Download the 2020 CRS Rice Bowl Grant Criteria and Application (113 KB)
Application Deadline: April 10, 2020

2019 Award Winners

In 2019, $15,140 was awarded to agencies at the local level to meet the basic material needs of immigrant and refugee people in northeastern Wisconsin. The 2018 Diocesan Rice Bowl award winners are:

  • Casa ALBA Melanie – Support Program for Hispanic Parents of Children w/Disabilities
  • COMSA – Somali Soccer & Youth Mentoring Program
  • Green Bay East High School – Jessica Marchi’s Caring Closet
  • Foundations Health & Wholeness – Language Interpretation for Immigrant Clients
  • Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity – Translation & Interpretation Services
  • House of Hope Green Bay, Inc. – Immigrant/Refugee Emergency Services
  • Paige Grube (Independent Artist) – Seeds of Life (Sr. Maria Marciano Project)
  • Leaven – Immigrant/Refugee Emergency Financial Assistance
  • Literacy Green Bay, Inc. – Adult ELL Classes & Tutoring Program
  • Literacy Partners of Kewaunee County – Literacy Partners: A Step into the Future
  • St. Joseph Parish, Wautoma – Hispanic Migrant Pastoral Ministry
  • Quad Parishes – St. Patrick’s Food Pantry
  • St. Vincent de Paul Appleton – Voucher Program
  • Unity Hospice – Translation Services

CRS Rice Bowl Resources

Questions? More information? Contact:

EricWeydtEric Weydt, Catholic Social Justice Coordinator
Phone: (920) 272-8344 
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Office of Catholic Social Justice
Bona Hall, P.O. Box 23825, 1825 Riverside Drive, Green Bay, WI 54305