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Free Rice

Game website that gives players the chance to donate rice to needy countries through UN Food program

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Totally addictive, all for a good cause in the process of learning!

  • Mar 3, 2010
Many a times, we claim charity work is costly, in terms of time or/& money or simply we are just too lazy to initiate. Well, this is definitely the site for those with excuses & those who are downright lazy, me including :-)

Thanks to @LingEatsCake, I'm doing some real work, charity wise, that is! In return, I hope she likes my cake review! ;-) 

The idea behind this site is to make it fun while you learn something and also do something for others in return. It's a 3 party win-win-win situation. It function by donating rice, yes, grains of rice to help end hunger! 

Well, food is my specialty and God forbids that so many people go hungry! Let me do my part not by only writing reviews that makes @Woopak_the_thrill constantly hungry but also contribute to some good cause out there in the real world!


1) The site gets the traffic and visitors. The visitors enjoy the site and thereby spend time on it. That I assume is part of the main reasons for setting up websites anyhow. The site owner would like to showcase his works, to share his cause and to contribute to society.

2) The Player (@You)
Why does anyone visit a site & stay on it unless he/she finds it interesting, enjoyable, learn something new or simply to kill boredom. Well, satisfy all these needs, one way or another. Not only that, in the process of doing so, one learns something new. 

Yes, it's either a new word or vocab.  In addition, there are 5 other subject matters you can test your own knowledge of and in the process learn a new thing or two:
  1. Art (famous paintings)
  2. Chemistry 
  3. English (Grammar & Vocab)
  4. Geography (Countries on the map & World Capital)
  5. Language Learning (French, German, Italian, Spanish)

3) The Receiving End
It's all for charity and through every correct answer you choose, the site donates 10 grains of rice through the World Food Programme to help end hunger. For my first visit, I found myself donating 3000 grains of rice. That's enough for at least a lunch, I figure. If I do that everyday for the next 1 month, hey, that's quite something, don't you think? & what about if all of us on do that just for a month? Wow, it'd be real something. providing lunches to the underprivileged by simply having its members learn something new in the process! That's awesome!

Try it, it's really fun and I had learned a few new words and countries on the world map simply because of it! It's all for Rice! Just in time for the launch of THE RICE TABLE community. Let's get the FreeRice Movement going, shall we not?! In fact, ought to sponsor What do you think JR, Good idea? ;-)

“Every grain of rice is essential in the fight against hunger . . . FreeRice really hits home how the Web can be harnessed to raise awareness and funds for the world’s number one emergency.”
~~~ UN World Food Program ~~~ is an international, viral sensation. Folks from Thailand to Germany and India are just as enthusiastic . . . improving thousands of lives, all with a simple, collective, click of a mouse.”
~~~ CBS Evening News ~~~

“A teacher of fourth and fifth graders on the Yurok Indian reservation in Klamath, CA, . . . emailed the WFP. ‘My students absolutely LOVE the FreeRice site. Almost daily they earn several thousand grains of rice!’ she wrote. ‘You cannot imagine the joy in my heart when I look out and see 25 kids doing vocabulary work and enjoying it.’”
~~~ School Library Journal ~~~
Totally addictive, all for a good cause in the process of learning! Totally addictive, all for a good cause in the process of learning!

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April 05, 2010
There use to be a sight like this with a different name. I am so glad you posted this, now I can start playing again on a daily basis and doing my part to help!!
April 05, 2010
Yes, this is the most fun and easy way of doing charity work! And it's a win-win situation for all! Thanks!
April 05, 2010
Just spent the last hour donating 5000 pieces!! And you're right it is easier to volunteer an hour this way when I work an average of 70 hours a week. Thanks again ;)
April 05, 2010
That's truly awesome! Wow, if you keep it up, it'd be lots of rice for those in Africa and people won't have to go hungry! :D
March 07, 2010
I've heard of this before and still need to check it out. Thanks for the reminder and great review! :)
March 03, 2010
This is a great idea! You are right, think of what all the members here can do if they all visit the site?! You should message J.R. about this! yes, you make me constantly hungry. I've been spending a lof of $$ on food right now! LOL!
March 03, 2010
Spending on food & loving one's food is not a sin, my friend! Think of all those people who'd be out of job & hence cannot feed their families if you stop eating!!! My recommendation? Go for it, it's good for the soul & a contribution to world economy! :-) We all work so that we get fed & help others feed themselves, don't we? It's noble cause!
March 03, 2010
agreed. But the more I eat, the more I have to do my cardio in the gym....pretty soon, I won't be able to review LOL!
March 03, 2010
Oyster Shot coming up, ya say? I've got a treat for you; see if you like it ;-)
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Quick Tip by . March 03, 2010
Engaging, innovative, meaningful & totally addictive! All for a great cause! Help feed hunger by simply turning a player!
review by . December 17, 2008
jasmine rice
 If you haven't donated to any charities for the holidays, you can make it up by playing vocabulary games on Free Rice. How does it work? Every question you get correct, the UN Food Program donates 20 grains of rice to hunger-ridden countries. The best part? Like Monopoly, there's no end to the game — it's up to you when you want to stop. My boss is on this website all the time, and hey, far be it for me to tell her to stop trying to put an end to world hunger. Not only that, it's also pretty educational. …
Quick Tip by . December 07, 2009
accidental, mouse skipped when I received an im, this is NOT my vote.
Quick Tip by . November 08, 2009
posted in Social Good
Definitely the best & most productive time-wasting website around, test your vocab,stop hunger. It's free, people. Try it now, do some good!
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FreeRice is a website where users play various educational, multiple-choice games in order to raise money to fight world hunger. The games include English vocabulary (the game the site began with), multiplication tables, pre-algebra, chemistry (basic and intermediate), English grammar, basic foreign language vocabulary for English speakers (French, German, Italian, and Spanish), geography (world capitals and country identification), and art.

Month Total     Grains of rice

Jan 2010          1,451,006,720
Feb 2010          1,281,469,630

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