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Have fun Playing the “Freerice” Vocabulary Game at the Same time Helping Feed the Poor with Rice

Updated on December 9, 2012

Have fun playing the “Freerice” vocabulary game at the same time helping feed the poor with rice.

Do you want to enjoy playing games plus widening your vocabulary and at the same time feeding rice to poor people? Come on in and play the game here so that you can share and help to those who are hungry. Play the game here.

You don't need to give any donation, Just click the correct answer and then you are able to give your share to feed the hungry people.

Freerice is an Internet word game which tests the vocabulary of the people joining in and then for each and every click of the correct answer the website will donate money to buy grains of rice. Companies advertising on the website provide the money to the United Nations World Food Programme (UN-WFP) to buy and distribute the rice. FreeRice went online in early October and has now raised 1bn grains of rice. That is enough rice to feed 50,000 people for one day.

 

The head of the UN-WFP, Josette Sheeran, said: "FreeRice really hits home how the web can be harnessed to raise awareness and funds for he world's number one emergency."

She said word of the game has spread with the help of internet bloggers and websites like Facebook and YouTube.

How do you play the game:

In the website when you choose to click the link here. There will appear a word with sets of meanings and then you will then click or choose the correct answer, then the question and word becomes harder once you answered it right, if you are wrong then the next word is easier. For every correct answer you get, they will donate ten (10 ) grains of rice to the UN-WFP.

So come on now play the game now it is very easy, you don’t need to give money and enjoy widening your vocabulary too,

FreeRice is the invention of US online fundraising pioneer John Breen.

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      dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Wow! This is the first time I hearing of this game! What a wonderful idea for to help those in need. And what an awesome idea on your part to share this info in the form of a hub, Maita! Thanks, I'll have to try it.

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      jenblacksheep 7 years ago from England

      I've seen this before, thought it had been going for a lot longer than a couple of months. Might give it a go ... I have good vocabulary, could earn a lot of money :D

      Great hub!

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      Sage Williams 7 years ago

      Wow! What a great idea. I will definitely pass this on to some of my friends.

      Many Thanks,

      Sage

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      ehern33 7 years ago

      I had not heard of this. What a wonderful way to do your part. We spend so much time on the internet playing and reading, why not try something that you can actually learn and help at the same time. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

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      Cassandra Mantis 7 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      Wow! This is a totally cool idea! I love it !Mr Breen should be congradulated! And so should you, Maita! Great hub as always my good friend! *Big Hugs*

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      Tammy Lochmann 7 years ago

      I hadn't heard of this either. Thank you Maita for bringing it to my attention.

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      RevLady 7 years ago from Lantana, Florida

      Hi Maita,

      Well, I have been using this site from time to time when I get the time. And like you say it is fun and a vocabulary builder, while helping others. Thank you for doing a hub on it. It never even occurred to me.

      Forever His,

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Your are so kind. Thank you my friend.

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      This thing about rice

      is so very nice!

      Let's try to play,

      every day! Thanks Maita

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      Dave Mathews 7 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Dearest Maita: very nice and informative I appreciate games where you can learn too. We must all always keep our minds sharp and alert, and word games is a very good way to do this.

      Love,and respect,

      Brother Dave.

      Here's a hug for the great work.

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      Justine76 7 years ago

      AWESOME i just saw this in the forums a few days ago, and play it when my computer allows, but the thread keeps getting lost. Thanks for writing this! :)

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      hey Dohn, yes try it, it is very enjoyable thing to do while doing your hubs hehe, Thanks, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      hi jenblacksheep, thanks for dropping by, try it and at the same time you can donate rice and feed the poor, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi Sage, good idea if you can pass this to your friends and you can play it too, Thank you, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi ehern, thanks for your nice compliments, I hope your totally fine now? it is pretty hot here today and when are we drinking CORONA, LOL< Thanks BTW, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi Cheeky, thanks dear, me and John Breene, ok, got you, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi Tammy, thanks and maybe one time you can play it too, but I know you are busy with your job also, thats enough help already, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi Revlady, Oh I am happy you are playing it already, Thanks dear, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi hello, thanks for your compliment, Play it if you have time, am sure you gonna help more because you seem to be very good at vocabulary, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi Micky, thanks and good you dropped by here, before you go biking or write a hub, play it everyday hehe, thats an order, just kidding, How are you BTW, TC, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      thank you Dave, I appreciate your hugs, nice, and I hope you can play it when you are not cooking or writing your blessed hub and menu hehe, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hey Justine, thank you and I am glad you are playing it already, HUGS, and thanks for your compliments, Maita

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      Katrina Ariel 7 years ago from The Highlands of British Columbia, Canada

      Maita,

      This is wonderful! What fun and for a great cause. Thanks for this hub. :)

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hey Katrina, thanks and yes indeed it is a good way to help too, Maita

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      bearclawmedia 7 years ago from Mining Planet Earth

      What a wonderful hub! You are the best. I read what ever you write and always enjoy it. Hair, rice games , does not matter, you are the best!

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      hey Bear, Thanks for that wonderful comments, always happy to help, Maita

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      Tony McGregor 7 years ago from South Africa

      What a great idea, Maita. Thanks so much for sharing this with us and I will definitely get over to that site soon.

      Love and peace

      Tony

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hey Tony, play it at the same time helping the poor too, Thanks friend, Maita

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      Dao Hoa 7 years ago

      Thank you for informing us about this site. I will definitely play it. I like words games.

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      Dao Hoa 7 years ago

      Thank you for informing us about this site. I will definitely play it. I like words games.

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      Truth From Truth 7 years ago from Michigan

      Great hub Maita, a game that can feed people is an excellent idea. Thanks.

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hey Dao, Thanks for the comment and for dropping by, thanks for playing it, I know you will, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hey T, Thanks for dropping by, happy weekend to you, TC, Maita

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      Dr.S.P.PADMA PRASAD 7 years ago from Tumkur

      This is interesting. I shall try this.

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      try it pasadjain, Thanks, Maita

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      Truth From Truth 7 years ago from Michigan

      Hi thought I would stop and give some more support to this hub that is for a great cuase. Have a nice weekend. I hope you are going to watch the Pro Bowl.

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hey Truth, oh youre back again, been missing you here, thanks again, how are you doing, good??Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hey Truth, oh youre back again, been missing you here, thanks again, how are you doing, good??Maita

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      lalalalalalala 7 years ago

      i really love who made this game up THANK YOU!!!

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      lala, thank you, Maita

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      hola 5 years ago

      its wonderful

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