Wednesday, September 16, 2009

FreeRice: The Game That Feeds

Help end world hungerI am adding the button, to the left of my posts. When you click on the FreeRice button you will be taken to where you can play games and "win" rice to feed the hungry. (you can click on the button in this post to try now) For each right answer, 10 grains of rice will be donated to the UN World Food Program. 10 grains doesn't seem like much but remember, thousands of people are playing at the same time. Together we all make a difference. Since October 2007, FreeRice has generated enough rice to feed millions of people.

Be sure to check out the subjects of the games. Vocabulary is the traditional game but I enjoy the art game since I sat through many art history classes. The nerd in me likes the challenge of trying to remember the periodic table in the chemistry game. I am really challenged by the geography games. Have fun!

About FreeRice

FreeRice is a non-profit website run by the United Nations World Food Program. Our partner is the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.

FreeRice has two goals:

  1. Provide education to everyone for free.
  2. Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.

This is made possible by the generosity of the sponsors who advertise on this site.

Whether you are CEO of a large corporation or a street child in a poor country, improving your education can improve your life. It is a great investment in yourself.

Perhaps even greater is the investment your donated rice makes in hungry human beings, enabling them to function and be productive. Somewhere in the world, a person is eating rice that you helped provide. Thank you.


  1. This looks like fun! And right up my alley too. I love these kinds of things. Thanks for the post!

  2. Another great charity site is It donates money to children in need through World Vision.

    Check it out at

  3. Love it! I'll add that site to my bookmarks. Thanks bluesky for your comment.


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