a word game to donate rice to the hungry

21 04 2008

Here’s a new game that helps feed the hungry!  Confused?  Don’t be.  For correctly answering questions on this page about the definition of words, they donate rice to the U.N. World Food Program to help end world hunger.  There are ads on the page that pay for the rice donations.

So how is this a game?  Well, let me explain.  The FreeRice game automatically adjusts to your level of vocabulary.  It starts out with varying degrees of difficulty, to determine an approximate starting level.  If you get a word wrong, you go to an easier level.  If you get three in a row correct, you go to a harder level.  The maximum level is 55, but I don’t see that happening without cheating.

So play it, expand your vocabulary, and in doing so you are donating rice to starving people in third-world countries.  So it’s a win-win situation.

Here’s the link to the FreeRice game.

FYI, FreeRice is a non-profit organization.

Tell others about this, so they can also freely donate to the hungry.  About 25,000 people die each day from hunger or hunger-related causes, so this is a real problem.  You can help by giving up a few minutes of your time.

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23 04 2008
Beppo

To give you a target on the FreeRice game, I’ve gotten up to level 40. But whatever your score, you’re helping feed the hungry, so everyone wins when you play.

BTW, I did a little research, and the program does appear to be legitimate, for those who wonder about that. It’s an actual non-profit organization, and the rice does get donated. This program was created by the same guy who created The Hunger Site a few years ago.

24 04 2008
Fab

I hit level 43 last night!

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