From the Humane Society:
Lent is in full swing. During the 40 days before Easter, many Christians worldwide observe the season with prayerful reflection, fasting, and abstaining from meat and dairy products. Some folks use this time to actively serve others with good works.
The Humane Society of the US has delicious recipes for Lent as well as ideas for helping animals in your community. Find out more about animal protection issues in your state, as well as perfect projects for youth groups.