Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Free rice for poor people

You play, and for each correct answer 10 grains of rice are donated for the most unfortunate people of this planet. You can choose from vocabulary, grammar, arts, geography...maths, etc.

“What if just knowing what a word meant could help feed hungry people around the world? Well, at FreeRice it does . . . the totals have grown exponentially.”

- Washington Post

“Web game provides rice for hungry . . . FreeRice went online in early October and has now raised 1 billion grains of rice [by November 9].”

- BBC News
“Addictive, yes. But . . . each correct answer results in the donation of rice to help feed the hungry around the globe. Perhaps that qualifies the game as a good addiction . . . one with redeeming qualities, something that’s, oh, didactic and edifying.”

- Kansas City Star

About FreeRice

FreeRice is a sister site of Our partners are the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and the United Nations World Food Program.

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. Happy Valentine sweet Emma,
    Hope your Valentines Day is filled with extra kisses, treats, hugs & belly rubs!

  2. I tried & I manage to donate 300 grains of rice! That should be enough for one small infant I guess. I will try again next time. I find it alot of fun & addictive!

    Butt sniffs,
    Solid Gold Dancer

  3. Hey Mango, Happy Valentine's day! It sure was filled with a very special treatment :) I also got lots of massages :)

    Amber-Mae, it is fun to play the game, I love it. Besides, it is for a very good cause.

  4. it's great! It's for the best cause possible, and you did a great thing!