Freerice: Expand your brain and feed the hungry

April 10, 2008 – 9:15 pm

freerice iconImagine that, your intelligence could affect whether a child will go hungry in the near future.

freerice is a website created by John Breen, a self employed programmer from Bloomington. The website is a online vocabulary game that feeds the hungry depending on your vocabulary skill level.

A simple game where the website presents you with a word with four possible definitions, and every correct answer you get, donates 20 grains of rice to the hungry. has partnered with United World Food Programme, the worlds largest humanitarian organization and has distributed over 17 billion grains of rice to the hungry.

So, next time, instead of browsing random websites and so-so blogs, expand your vocabulary and feed the hungry through

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  2. Another great charity site is is a dual-purpose site for building an English vocabulary and raising money for under privileged children in the most impoverished places around the world.

    Check it out at

    By Michael Brown on Apr 11, 2008

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