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Rice, Rice Baby - Vocabulary Game Combats Hunger

Dec 02, 2008 05:59PM
FreeRice.com offers a brainy way to stop world hunger with an online vocabulary game that is fun for all ages. For each correct answer, www.FreeRice.com donates 20 grains of rice through the UN World Food Program to help end hunger. Over 50 billion grains have been donated since the program launched in October 2007, feeding over two million hungry people.

The donated rice makes a huge difference to the people receiving it. According to the United Nations, about 25,000 people die each day from hunger or hunger-related causes, most of them children. Though 20 grains of rice may seem like a small amount, it is the collaboration of thousands of other people playing at the same time that makes the difference.

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