Catholic Relief Services

Annual CRS Rice Bowl contributions help to feed hungry families, bring water to the thirsty, and empower the vulnerable.  To qualify for CRS Rice Bowl local funds, applicant organizations must not promote, in any way, activities that work against Catholic values. Grants are awarded to programs that support hunger and poverty alleviation efforts  in our community. Parishes that have food and poverty alleviation programs are encouraged to apply.

To obtain a local CRS Rice Bowl application, contact Maggie Walsh, Social Justice Coordinator and CRS Diocesan Director at or 616.340.1824.

CRS Rice Bowl application process is open August through September.

You can learn more about CRS Rice Bowl by visiting