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Saint Simon Students Support Operation Rice Bowl


As part of this year’s Jubilee Year of Mercy, students at Saint Simon School participated in Catholic Relief Services’ Operation Rice Bowl program – the largest and oldest Lenten program practiced by Catholics in the United States. Operation Rice Bowl offers a way for individuals and families to use their Lenten sacrifice to alleviate hunger caused by poverty, and to improve the lives of others in developing countries as well as their own communities.

On February 22, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) speaker Thomas Awiapo spoke at a school-wide assembly to share how CRS programs in Africa helped him survive poverty and hunger as a child, and how Operation Rice Bowl continues its work today; 8th grade students created presentations about CRS-featured countries and delivered their presentations to other grades; and first grade students baked homemade treats to be sold during recess to raise funds for their Rice Bowls. To learn more visit www.crsricebowl.org.