We used CRS Rice Bowl to pray and learn about global poverty, and a Rice Bowl grant to create a parish garden. Our parish uses CRS Rice Bowl during Lent to engage our community—including our youth group, religious education programs, and families—in praying and learning about global poverty and then practicing almsgiving as an expression of our solidarity with our brothers and sisters around the world. And in praying, learning, and giving, we were also able to act. We used a grant from the CRS Rice Bowl program to create a parish garden which produces fresh, organic vegetables. Our parishioners work in the garden and share the harvest with St. Vincent de Paul programs which help those in need.