Crossroads Church raises nearly $500,000 during 'beans and rice' week to fight heroin and poverty

'Eat cheap, change the world'

CINCINNATI -- Crossroads Church hopes its beans and rice week can change the world one spoonful at a time —starting at home. 

The non-denominational Christian church has been on a mission the past two years, urging those in the Tri-State to relinquish normal eating habits for seven days.

Last year, the organization experimented with beans-and-rice week during which members were asked to substitute beans and rice for their regular meals. Then they were asked to donate the difference of their regular meal costs to the church. Crossroads estimated the beans-and-rice meal runs about 25 cents per person per meal. 










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