Fun game that helps end world hunger

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Kathy813, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. Kathy813

    Kathy813 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    That's a title for you. It sounds like something a beauty contestant would play. An English teacher friend shared this site with me. It helps improve your vocabulary and each correct word earns a donation of 20 grains of rice.

    Play the game at

    The highest level I reached was 44.

    Here's what some newspapers said about freerice:

    '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

    '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

    'People from all walks of life and from around the globe have written in to express their appreciation for the game . . . Secretaries admit to playing it during boring business meetings.'

    - Christian Science Monitor

  2. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Cool - I will have to try that one.

  3. Sue C

    Sue C Active Member

    Thanks for this worthwhile game. I just played for about 20 minutes and got to level 35. I donated 2,500 grains of rice. Wonder how many cups that equals??

  4. Scent of Cedar II

    Scent of Cedar II New Member


    It's addictive!

    HA! Until I read through the FAQ? I thought I was trying to reach 100 and doing a terrible job!!!

    I love this!

    I bookmarked it.

    Great site ~