We’ve all heard of world hunger. It’s one of those problems that seem to plague us… niggling in the back of our mind every time we throw out a half eaten apple. Fighting hunger is something we all want to do, especially when it comes to kids. It’s not the motivation we lack, it’s the clear direction on what to do. That’s what I’m so pleased to be partnering with Rice Bowls, a company dedicated to fighting world hunger, one bowl at a time.
Rice Bowls is a non-profit organization that seeks to provide food for orphans in the name of Christ. After visiting developing countries and witnessing the ravages of world hunger first-hand, Dr. Alastair Walker decided to develop a pro-active means to feed the hungry. Participants are given rice bowls to collect money in for a specified time and then break the bowl and send the money back to the organization in order to provide food for those in need.
You can find super simple directions on how to start and run a campaign on their website. You can even check off the boxes on the screen (and they are big boxes) as you accomplish each task. Talk about satisfying.
How it Works in the Church
You order a bowl for every kid in your ministry (they are free) and then:
- Give the bowls out to your group
- Announce the gathering date
- Inspire everyone to fill their bowls
- Collect the bowls on the gathering date
- Break ‘em open and add everything up
- Submit your funds and feed kids!
It’s worth taking a look at the website. You can read some both heartbreaking and super inspiring stories on the blog. or check out the school lessons (math, social studies, writing) to coordinate with the project. And be sure to check out the FAQ. I learned some super interesting facts while on the site and I bet you will too!
I’m very exciting to be partnering with Rice Bowls and will keep you posted on how our own campaign goes!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions expressed are my own.