When Did We See You Hungry?
In the parable in Matthew 25, people ask our Lord, "When did we see you hungry?" They recalled seeing hungry people. But they could not recall seeing him. After all, how do you forget an encounter like that?
But Jesus goes on to assure them that, whenever they saw someone in need, they saw him. To feed the hungry is to feed him.
To feed our hungry brothers and sisters is to live our faith. The fruits of that faith are reflected in the following stories:
- Find out why Malawi's tasty pumpkin-leaf fritters are so important and how your support of Catholic Relief Services helps moms improve their children's nutrition.
- Here's a fascinating example of how your support helps others help themselves: The story of Suzy Razafindrafara shows how a committed French priest helped revolutionize rice production for poor farmers.
- Also check out a video that shows how your participation in CRS Operation Rice Bowl supports farm programs in Madagascar that helps farmers improve their harvests.
- Did you know that your Church, through CRS, is the United States' largest private distributor of food aid? The CRS Food and Hunger site looks in-depth at the ways you respond to the problem of hunger through the Catholic Church.
For more than 35 years, Operation Rice Bowl has offered Catholics in the United States a way to connect with our brothers and sisters in need around the world through the traditional Lenten practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.
Nearly 13,000 faith communities across the United States participate in Operation Rice Bowl each Lent to demonstrate solidarity with the poor men, women and children around the world. Here's how you can get involved in or deepen your commitment to this powerful program.