Why join the Beans & Rice Challenge November 11-15? Because of kids like these:
Thanks to wonderful donors like you, each year, Feeding The Nations sends millions of rice/vegetable meals to schools and orphanages around the world, feeding thousands of children.
These sorts of meal programs offer a multitude of benefits:
- Much-needed food.
- Motivation for kids to attend school instead of being forced into child labor, human trafficking or food scavenging.
- Full bellies that allow the kids to better focus on learning.
- Nutrition for improved growth and overall health.
- Hope for the future.
By taking part in the Beans & Rice Challenge, you can make a difference in the lives of hungry children around the world. And you don’t even need to leave your kitchen.
For five days, we’re ask you to forgo your typical fare and instead eat beans and rice. Then we ask you to donate the money you save. Whether it’s $20 or more, every little bit matters when it comes to the cause of feeding the hungry around the world.
We know you probably have a few questions, so here are some FAQs to help you get started:
How do I take part?
Commit to join us November 11-November 15 in eating simply and donating what you save.
What do I give?
Figure out what you would typically spend on meals. Then figure your rice and beans cost. Donate the difference at this link or choose whatever amount you see fit. Every bit matters!
Are only beans and rice allowed? Can we add anything else to the dish?
There are no rules. We do have a collection of recipes on Pinterest. While we tried to choose simple fares, they do include some seasonings and spices. The goal is to eat simply, maybe that’s beans and rice for you, maybe it’s forgoing eating out – both are just fine! Then donate the money saved.
Can I eat beans and rice for more than just one meal?
We appreciate your enthusiasm! Choose as many meals as you’d like to participate.
How can I stay connected?
Is there a hashtag?
YES! Use #beansandricechallenge on Instagram, and Facebook to join the conversation. Share recipes, photos of your meals, quotes, inspiration and more!Commit to joining with us today. Post a link to this page on Facebook and challenge your friends and family take part. Make it a learning experience for your kids. Together we can make a difference. Together we can feed nations of hungry people.