Another Beans & Rice T-shirt Giveaway!

The Beans & Rice Challenge is under way! And we have a free T-shirt for one lucky winner! Enter to win a T-shirt that will serve as a great conversation starter and opportunity to tell your story of how you helped feed hungry people by eating from someone else's bowl for one week. The shirt is available in adult sizes S, M, L, XL and XXL. The contest ends Sunday, October 22 at 12:00 a.m. (eastern). Enter to win and good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway Want another way to get a shirt? They are available to anyone who donates $25 or more. To do that: Click this link. Choose "Beans and Rice Challenge" in the gift designation field. Donate $25 or more. Specify your shirt size (S, M, L, XL or XXL) in the message area. Submit the form. If you're more of an … read more>>

Top 10 Reasons to Take the Challenge

During the Beans & Rice Challenge October 16-20, we are asking people to join with us in eating like others do, to “walk a mile in another man’s shoes,” to eat for a week from someone else’s bowl. For five days, we ask you to forgo your typical fare and instead eat beans and rice for one to three meals a day. Then we ask you to donate the money you save. Whether it’s $20 or more for the entire week, every little bit matters when it comes to the cause of feeding hungry people around the world. So, why should you join the challenge? Because together we are feeding refugees, including families who have fled Iraq. The following is a thank you letter we received from one of our partners who is on-the-ground, helping feed these refugees: I have been here working with children and women … read more>>

The Beans & Rice Challenge

We’ve all heard the expression to “walk a mile in another man’s shoes.” But what if we ate for a week from someone else’s bowl? Someone like Zoré Issouf. Issouf is an orphan living in Burkina Faso. Issouf comes from a family with eight siblings. His father died because of alcohol. The children were left to a younger uncle who also began to drink heavily and died a few years later. Issouf’s sisters were forced to get married and the other brothers are doing small jobs in the village. Right now, nearly half of the world’s population lives on less than $2.50 a day*. That’s more than 3 billion people who, each day, try to survive on the cost of a medium fast food milk shake. Do you know the difference $2 can make? It can provide 40 meals to hungry people around the … read more>>

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