As a global community, we simplify our meals during March (or Lent) to eat in solidarity with hungry kids in East Africa. Then we joyfully share our savings to help feed them!
Since 2010, this annual event has raised over $87,000 to improve food security for the children we care so much about. God has used our simple sacrifices to help plant fields, fill plates, water gardens, and nourish bodies and souls.
Join us and change your diet to help change theirs!
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In rural Tanzania, long dry seasons bring hunger and malnutrition. Lahash’s Rice & Beans Month program is helping provide local families with training in small-scale organic vegetable gardening and rain water harvesting. In partnership with Path Of Hope Children’s Ministry, these gardens are planting the seeds of the gospel alongside nutritious vegetables!
My heart is full of thanks for Rice & Beans Month. Thank you all who joined this program. You have fulfilled the word of God from Matthew 25:35, “I was hungry and you gave me something to eat."
As the month went on, we could tell it was impacting our hearts and drawing us closer to Jesus.
We're thankful to join in solidarity and simplify our meals, with the goals of sharing with others and deepening our faith in Christ.
Lots of tasty meals can be created from simple and inexpensive ingredients. We’ve gathered some favorite recipe ideas to help you get started. Build meals around rice, beans, vegetables, and spices, and you’ll be eating in solidarity with people in East Africa and around the world.
It’s one thing to change your diet, it’s another thing to change your heart. A Common Meal is a book designed to help with both. It is the perfect guide for the practical and spiritual aspects of the Rice & Beans journey. In it you’ll find: