RICE & BEANS MONTH BASICS

There is no list of rules to follow. Just an invitation to love the vulnerable with every bite. Watch this video see what the month is all about.

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WELCOME TO THE TABLE

You may be wondering why we invited you here. We’d love to tell you why, for 31 days, our plates are going to look a little different.
Along with rice and beans (obviously), here are the other key ingredients:

SOLIDARITY

Americans get bored easily. A couple meals of the same foods make us quickly look around for more variety. But much of the world thrives on more simple fare. Ever wonder what your sponsored child eats, or what daily life is like for our East African friends? Get a taste as you adopt some of their habits and routines this month. And know that they, too, will be participating and praying for you throughout the month.

SIMPLICITY

This month we’re focusing on getting rid of excess, putting aside sugars, meats, and other non-essentials. Do you really need that mid-afternoon soda? Rice and beans are a complete nutritional source; adding fruits and vegetables will provide a healthy diet throughout the month.

SHARING

We are simplifying our diets in order to share our resources. Keep track of your food expenses during March and subtract that total from a typical month’s food spending. Any amount saved, from a single meal to an entire month, may be donated here to directly benefit the nutritional needs of vulnerable children across East Africa.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I supplement my rice and beans meals with fruit and vegetables?

Sure!

I sort of forgot about rice and beans for a few meals. Can I jump into Rice & Beans month again, even though I ate a hamburger?

Sure, welcome back!

I have some food sensitivities/have a one year old child/am training for a marathon. Is it OK to modify Rice & Beans Month to suit our family’s needs?

Sure! Whatever you need to do to make this month healthy and balanced.

It’s Day 29, and I’ve only managed to eat rice and beans twice. Should I still send the money I saved to Lahash, even though it’s only $6.53?

Sure! Even $1 can provide a good meal for several children. Your participation, at any level, makes a big difference.