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Donate Rice by playing a word game


At FreeRice.com, you can "donate" 10 grains of rice to the needy simply by choosing the right answer to a word definition problem. Each correct answer results in another donation

FreeRice.com is the creation of 49-year-old American computer programmer John Breen, and is the sister site of Poverty.com, launched in January 2007 with a counter showing one person dying of hunger every 3.5 seconds. Breen is no stranger to such programs, having created The Hunger Site in June 1999.


As to who foots the bill for the food being donated, the site says: "The rice is paid for by the advertisers whose names you see on the bottom of your vocabulary screen." As more people play the game, the site racks up more advertising revenue, which in turn is converted into food donations for the hungry.





Via : Urban Legends Reference Page

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2 Responses to “Donate Rice by playing a word game”

  1. # Blogger Cat

    Hi CG,

    Thank you for posting this. I was totally unaware that such a unique idea exists. Definitely will forward this to all my friends and relatives so they can also play word games and donate rice. Such an innovative idea !!  

  2. # Blogger C.G.

    Thanks Cat, I thought this was a very novel and noble idea and I thought I should put it on my blog.  

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