The Center for Mission has distributed almost 44,000 Rice Bowls in the archdiocese this year. Last year, 123 local parishes, schools and Catholic institutions participated, and donations totaled $97,713 — $27,000 more than the local Rice Bowl collection in 2012.
The 27-minute program examines homelessness, food insecurity and efforts to increase access to healthier food.
In an effort to combat hunger in its community, the Jennie O Turkey Store Faribault manufacturing plant donated $10,000 to the city’s St. Vincent de Paul Center Aug. 13. The Catholic-based, volunteer-run charitable organization provides food, clothing, furniture and financial aid to people in need.
Serving others comes naturally to Ann Searles. She was blessed with parents and a grandfather who taught her that the more one gives, the more that person will receive.
Our youngest daughter, having just graduated from Boston College, moved to Seattle to spend a year with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. She is working there for a nonprofit that collects food for poor people and advocates for government food programs.