GREEN BAY — The Diocese of Green Bay has announced the 2019 Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Rice Bowl Grant award winners. The diocese is a co-sponsor of the annual CRS Rice Bowl collection held every year during Lent.
“Support for the Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl from the 16 counties of our diocese allows us to provide relief to our brothers and sisters overseas as well as locally. While CRS promotes the dignity and sacredness of human life throughout the world, 25% of the funds raised support programs that assist immigrants and refugees in our own communities,” said Eric Weydt, Catholic social justice coordinator for the Diocese of Green Bay and diocesan program coordinator of CRS Rice Bowl.
This year’s recipients 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
- Green Bay Quad Parishes: St. Patrick’s Food Pantry
- St. Vincent de Paul, Appleton: Voucher Program
- Unity Hospice: Translation Services
CRS Rice Bowl is a program of prayer, fasting, learning, and giving to help address the challenges of hunger and poverty around the world. Twenty-five percent of the money collected through diocesan parishes is reserved for local use. This year, $15,140 was awarded to agencies at the local level to meet the basic material needs of immigrants and refugees in northeastern Wisconsin.