An annual parish/school program during Lent collecting funds to send to help overseas projects help vicitms of poverty and natural disasters such as tsunamis, earthquakes, etc.  To donate send your check to Diocese of Alexandria (marked with Operation Ricebowl), P.O. Box 7417, Alexandria, LA  71306-0417.  ¼ of the collection stays in the diocese to help groups working with the poor.  This is given out with the CCHD 1/4 of collection in the form of grants.