Media CenterThe 2018 CRS Rice Bowl Media Kit Is Now Online

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Megan Gilbert
Catholic Relief Services
[email protected]
(443) 825-3640


BALTIMORE, MD, January 29, 2018 – CRS Rice Bowl 2018 has an online media kit to help journalists and churches promote this nationwide Lenten campaign. In addition to tips on using social media, the kit includes photos, videos, story ideas and more.

Each year, CRS Rice Bowl invites families and individuals to make Lent more meaningful and personal while helping others.  From its beginning in 1975 as an ecumenical initiative in Allentown, PA, CRS Rice Bowl has grown into a campaign that involves thousands of parishes, schools and families across the United States.

As an expression of solidarity with those facing hunger both around the world and in local U.S. communities, CRS Rice Bowl seeks to bring lasting change by putting faith into action. It’s visual, it’s spiritual, and it’s a good story.

Included in the Media Kit:

  • Ready-made memes and sample language that can be easily downloaded and shared on all social media channels.
  • A photo gallery that includes pictures of those helped by CRS Rice Bowl around the world, of dishes prepared from CRS Rice Bowl recipes, as well as appropriate logos and graphics.
  • Information on this year’s roster of speakers who have come from Africa and Haiti to share their CRS Rice Bowl experiences with parishes across the United States.
  • Videos illustrating CRS Rice Bowl themes as well as providing tips for running a successful CRS Rice Bowl campaign.

In addition, the CRS Rice Bowl App is available in both Google Play and the Apple App Store, providing users with easy access to daily reflections and recipes, integrated social sharing and a way to track Lenten sacrifices.

For more information, visit CRS Rice Bowl Media Kit and CRS Rice Bowl (English) and Kit de medios and Plato de Arroz (Spanish).


Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. The agency alleviates suffering and provides assistance to people in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding. For more information, please visit or and follow CRS on social media: Facebook, @CatholicRelief@CRSnewsYouTube, Instagram and Pinterest.