One Rice at a Time

I just heard about this neat website called Free Rice. As the banner reads, “For each word you get right, we donate 20 grains of rice through the UN World Food Program to help end hunger.”

It’s actually very fun and a great idea. They have corporate sponsers such as Unilever to help them purchase the rice and the UN delivers them.

A new word I learned today is “cloisture” which means “monastery”. Very cool!  So please visit this site, learn some new words, and help feed the world too.  One rice at a time.

FAQ from their website:

How do you track the words and rice donated for each person?

When you click on your choice for the definition, this information is sent to one of our servers via a regular HTML form. This form is then processed by the server using the PHP programming language, which then figures out if you got the answer correct and, if so, adds to both your personal rice total and the overall rice total. It then sends back an HTML page with new words and your new total as part of the next form.

Who pays for the donated rice?

The rice is paid for by the sponsors whose names you see on the bottom of your vocabulary screen when you enter a correct answer. These sponsors support both learning (free vocabulary for everyone) and reducing hunger (free rice for the hungry). We thank these sponsors for their participation at FreeRice. For information about how you or your company can sponsor FreeRice, please email here.
If FreeRice has the rice to give, why not give it all away right now?

FreeRice is not sitting on a pile of rice―you are earning it 20 grains at a time. Here is how it works. When you play the game, sponsor banners appear on the bottom of your screen. The money generated by these banners is then used to buy the rice. So by playing, you generate the money that pays for the rice donated to hungry people.

Is FreeRice a non-profit organization?

FreeRice is simply a website committed to the cause of ending hunger around the world. While it is not a registered non-profit organization, it is run entirely for free and makes no profit. All money collected by the site goes to the UN World Food Program to help feed the hungry.


1 Comment »

  1. Mike Thorn said

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

    Check it out at

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