In 2011 our Tanzanian partners at Grace & Healing Ministry began a Nutrition Program to serve lunch to children living with HIV in their community. Funded through Rice & Beans Month donations, this program has continued to dramatically impact the lives and health of these...

For all of us, the month began with a plate of rice and beans, but we hope your experience doesn't end there. Below, guest blogger Nina Horn shares how this month has shaped her family and broadened their perspective. How has this month impacted you?...

We could all use a little encouragement as we simplify our diets this month! We hope these words from our friend and East African partner, Mama Esther, provide you with some of that needed inspiration as we approach the end of Rice & Beans Month. We...

In western Tanzania, Rice & Beans Month donations are being poured out in the form of hot porridge, called "uji" (oo-jee), into the waiting cups of vulnerable children. [caption id="attachment_703" align="aligncenter" width="620" caption="Children line up to receive porridge at the weekly sponsorship program"][/caption] During a recent visit,...

Special thanks to guest blogger, Nina Horn, for sharing her family's story of how community deepens the experience of Rice & Beans Month. ___________ “Mama, can we eat rice and beans today, pleeeaase?” My four year old son begged as he came into the kitchen for breakfast....

Our simple meals are having a big impact! In Tanzania a lunch program is targeting the nutritional needs of vulnerable kids struggling with the effects of HIV. As their diets improve so does their health. Virginia Whitney, a Physicians Assistant from Oregon, experienced the results of...

It isn't always easy for kids to eat rice and beans for a month but here's a fun way to get them excited. One of our child sponsors, Matt Mahder, created a coloring page that you can download to give kids another tangible way to...

"Rice and Beans Anyone?" written by Virginia Whitney In the fall of 2013, I traveled to Tanzania with the Lahash team. My experience was amazing. I would even venture to say life changing. We stayed in people’s homes, ate the local food, and rode the public transportation....

"Planning to Eat More" written by John Dictson Every year, I find myself making lists of resolutions. Resolutions to pray and study the Bible more, to strengthen relationships with friends and family and, of course, to exercise and eat better. My annual resolution to eat better usually includes...

"Seeing Beyond" written by Melinda Haak We have felt many times in our 11 years of marriage like we couldn’t reach out to help or minister to someone because we simply couldn’t afford to. We couldn’t cook a meal for a friend because, frankly, we barely had...