Catholic Charities distributes Rice Bowl money across diocese

By James Dilorio
Each Lent, the Diocese of Pueblo participates in Catholic Relief Services’ Operation Rice Bowl program. Operation Rice Bowl has always emphasized the traditional Lenten disciplines of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Of the money collected, 75 percent goes to Catholic Relief Services for its efforts overseas.

The remaining 25 percent is used locally to support food security programs across the diocese. The following agencies received grants of $500.

Alamosa Food Bank (Alamosa); SLV Immigrant Resource Center (Alamosa); C.A.S.A. Center Homeless Food Pantry (Alamosa); Tu Casa (Alamosa); River of Life-Assembly of God Hope Network Food Panrtry (Alamosa); Sacred Heart Catholic Church Emergency Food Assistance Program (Alamosa); St. Joseph Parish Our Lady of the Valley Food Bank (Capulin); Surface Creek Community Services (Cedaredge); Crestone Food Bank (Crestone); Delta Food Pantry (Delta); Sacred Heart Church Agape Food Basket (Fruita); Grand Valley Catholic Outreach Outreach Soup Kitchen (Grand Junction); St. Peter’s Catholic Church (Gunnison); Hispanic Affairs Project (HAP)Migrant Ministry Program (Montrose); Sharing Ministries Food Bank (Montrose); Amazing Grace Community Church Aspen Springs Food Pantry (Pagosa Springs); Child and Migrant Services (Palisade); Pueblo Community Soup Kitchen (Pueblo); Pueblo Cooperative Care Center (Pueblo); Pueblo Community College Foundation Panther Student Pantry (Pueblo); St. Joseph Catholic Church St. Vincent de Paul Pantry (Pueblo); Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church (Pueblo); Posada of Pueblo (Pueblo); Los Pobres (Pueblo); Fishers’ Peak Soup Kitchen (Trinidad); Advocates Against Domestic Assault (Trinidad); Salvation Army (Trinidad); Holy Trinity Parish St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry (Trinidad); La Puente Del Norte/South Fork Food Bank (Del Norte).