“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.”
- The Washington Post
Yes indeed, just by answering the vocabulary game on the site (www.freerice.com) will make you feed hungry mouths worldwide. For each word you get right, Free Rice will donate 20 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program. No wonder that Free Rice was also awarded by Yahoo! as the Charity Find of the Year 2007.
The rice is paid for by the advertisers whose names you will see on the bottom of your vocabulary screen when you start playing.
As of yesterday, the total donations reached 19,794,050,370 grains of rice which started last October 7, 2007.
These grains of rice are now being distributed and has reached refugees from Myanmar sheltering in Bangladesh. Hungry Cambodians, Ugandans and Nicaraguans will be the next to benefit from the award-winning site.
So, with lots of idle time at home or in the office, why not drop by Free Rice and make a difference! Now is your chance to fulfill that charity spot in your heart.