“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
FreeRice is a new website that started on October 7, 2007. FreeRice is an non-profit organization with a mission: help end world hunger. “For each word you get right, we donate 20 grains of rice through the United Nations to help end world hunger,”-FreeRice.
As of January , 2008 FreeRice has donated a total of grains of rice.
And, even though it's only grains it still makes a huge difference. “The rice is paid for by the advertisers whose names you see on the bottom of your vocabulary screen.” - FreeRice.
FreeRice, for its first seven weeks, donated 10 grains of rice for every word you got right, but they were able to increase the amount to 20 grains of rice on November 28, 2007 and they hope to increase again in the future. “Here is how we look at it: Your part is to play and donate the rice. Our part is to increase the amount you can donate!” - FreeRice.