Operation Rice Bowl
Non-for-profit organizations in the Rockford Diocese may submit applications to the Operation Rice Bowl Program for creative projects dealing with domestic hunger among the poor. This includes projects such as direct feeding programs through food pantries and cooperatives and nutrition education programs. The clear purpose of the Operation Rice Bowl Program is to feed the hungry.
As a rule, the maximum amount per grant is $1,000. The deadline for submitting an application is Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019. After a period of evaluation and recommendation by the Rockford Diocese Allocation Advisory Committee, a final decision will be made.
Please complete the application and provide the additional financial information requested. Please limit your additional information to a maximum of two pages. If possible, please submit THREE copies of your application. To mail the application with supporting documentation, please send to Charlene Croyle at Catholic Charities, P.O. Box 7044, Rockford, IL 61125.