Friday, May 09, 2008

free rice!

Help end world hunger

check out this cool site called free rice. by playing a fun little vocabulary game, you can help donate rice to the un world food program.

what's it all about? from the site's "about" page:
FreeRice is a sister site of the world poverty site,

FreeRice has two goals:

1. Provide English vocabulary to everyone for free.

2. Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.

This is made possible by 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 vocabulary 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.

so pop on over and get clicking! we are lucky to live in a land of plenty where we have the luxury of access to such a wide variety and large amount of food that we actually have blogs dedicated to what we cook and eat. i know i don't need to remind you that many others are not so lucky. food bloggers unite against hunger!

just to make it interesting, we'd love to know if you visited the site, how many grains of rice you donated on your first visit and a fun or funny word that you learned. let us know in the comments...


Moon said...

Great site! I donated 2000 grains of rice AND learned that a Dugong is a sea-cow.

maltese parakeet said...

i donated 3020 grains of rice and learned that saxicolous means growing on rocks!

bluesky said...

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

Check it out at

Deborah Dowd said...

I feel inadequate - I got to 860 in a stretch (without a wrong answer),and I thought I was doing well! Five years of Latin pays off!