Free Rice

@marlina (80847)
Canada
March 8, 2018 1:22pm CST
I have been playing the website game "Free Rice" where you answer questions and for every one correct one the poor gets 10 grains of rice. is the address to go to if you are interested in playing this little game. The following is from their page About Freerice.com Freerice is a 100% non-profit website that is owned by and supports the United Nations World Food Programme. Freerice has two goals: Provide education to everyone for free. Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free. LANGUAGE LEARNING English German Spanish French Italian Latin I don't do the Latin and the German as I don't know enough, but do the other ones and I am enjoying myself a lot over there. Have you ever participated in the Free Rice game?
For every correct answer you choose, 10 grains of rice are raised to help end world hunger through the World Food Programme.
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@MALUSE (46087)
• Uzbekistan
8 Mar
I don't know the site but will have a look. I wonder where the money comes from which the players get. The individual sum is small, but it adds up.
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@marlina (80847)
• Canada
8 Mar
It is just rice, not money.
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@MALUSE (46087)
• Uzbekistan
8 Mar
I've just earned 1.000 grains of rice in a row. I cheated only three times and checked the words in a dictionary. :-) I'll play this again and I'll suggest your post to other members.
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@LadyDuck (189380)
• Switzerland
8 Mar
Thank you for suggesting. I play free rice from several years. I never knew you can play in other languages than English. I usually stop at 5.000 grains of rice.
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@JohnRoberts (67514)
• Los Angeles, California
8 Mar
I have done the free rice thing though I don't know if it was for real or not.
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• Eugene, Oregon
8 Mar
Snopes says it is real, funded by an American computer person.
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@marlina (80847)
• Canada
8 Mar
@JohnRoberts , I believe it is for real. Freerice is a 100% non-profit website that is owned by and supports the United Nations World Food Programme
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@GardenGerty (105555)
• United States
8 Mar
@JohnRoberts I saw a television report on it years ago, and it is for real. Thanks to @marlina for posting and to @MALUSE for suggesting. I used to post about this about twice a year, thinking that if we had a lot of Lotters playing we could be helping people while expanding our vocabulary.
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@alberello75 (19962)
• Genova, Italy
8 Mar
No. I did not even know about the existence of this site.
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@marlina (80847)
• Canada
8 Mar
@alberello75 , Now you know!
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@alberello75 (19962)
• Genova, Italy
8 Mar
@marlina Already. It seems, on the false line of "The Hunger site" (or other names that it has)
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@marlina (80847)
• Canada
8 Mar
@alberello75 It is a different website than The Hunger Site".
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@Courtlynn (55171)
• United States
8 Mar
I have gone on and done it last year a few times
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@marlina (80847)
• Canada
8 Mar
@Courtlynn, I guess you lost interest.
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@Courtlynn (55171)
• United States
8 Mar
@marlina not really just forgot about it and done other thibgs
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@marlina (80847)
• Canada
9 Mar
@Courtlynn I understand, there is so much that one can do on the Internet.
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@LadyDuck (189380)
• Switzerland
8 Mar
I play "Free Rice" from several years, I never realized you can play in other languages than English. Thanks for letting me know.
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@sabtraversa (13382)
• Italy
8 Mar
@LadyDuck Other languages count as foreign languages for English speakers, but there used to be subjects such as "Capitali del mondo" or "Vocabolario italiano" because they appear on my profile with a little amount of grains, but I can't play them anymore.
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@marlina (80847)
• Canada
8 Mar
@sabtraversa I saw the other subjects too in English.
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@LadyDuck (189380)
• Switzerland
9 Mar
@sabtraversa Not all the Italian definitions are "correct", it is the same for English. Today I try French. I do not get the option of Spanish and Latin.
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• Defuniak Springs, Florida
8 Mar
I do it every once in awhile. I just got ten right in a row, so that was 100 grains. they've been around forever so I think that they are legit.
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@marlina (80847)
• Canada
8 Mar
I think that they are legit. @thislittlepennyearns (
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• Defuniak Springs, Florida
8 Mar
@marlina I made it up to 360 grains of rice earlier today before the net went out. So I might try to do some more this evening. I have some other stuff to do first.
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@marlina (80847)
• Canada
8 Mar
@thislittlepennyearns Did you enjoy it?
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@Corbin5 (123374)
• United States
8 Mar
I have. Students and teachers in the school for which I taught played every day. I now do freekibble.com which provides dog and cat food, and kitty litter, to animal shelters.
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@marlina (80847)
• Canada
8 Mar
@Corbin5 , That's great.
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@Corbin5 (123374)
• United States
9 Mar
@marlina I think all students in schools should be, under teacher supervision of course, donate using sites like Freerice and freekibble. Teachers should make a big deal about helping others in that way. Kids would be very excited when they learn how much good they have done.
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@marlina (80847)
• Canada
9 Mar
@Corbin5 Great thinking!
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@mydanods (6738)
• Nigeria
8 Mar
Have the site stated when and where they ever gave donations to the poor? It could be a way to make money for themselves.
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@marlina (80847)
• Canada
8 Mar
Freerice is a 100% non-profit website that is owned by and supports the United Nations World Food Programme
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@mydanods (6738)
• Nigeria
9 Mar
@marlina Oh, it's connected to the United Nations. That is good. Might try to hop over there and do some good.
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@marlina (80847)
• Canada
9 Mar
@mydanods Yes, it is connected to the U.N.
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@nela13 (10350)
• Portugal
8 Mar
It is the first time I hear about the game, I think I will try It. Thanks
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@marlina (80847)
• Canada
8 Mar
@nela13 , Let us know if you tried it and you liked it.
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@nela13 (10350)
• Portugal
9 Mar
@marlina I will, Thank you for sharing with us.
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@marlina (80847)
• Canada
9 Mar
@nela13 You are so very welcome.
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@akalinus (23009)
• United States
8 Mar
No, I never have. It is so strange. Ten grains of rice would not be enough for anyone.
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@marlina (80847)
• Canada
8 Mar
It is 10 grains of rice for EACH answer. It goes fast and lots of people do it. So it all adds up.
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@sabtraversa (13382)
• Italy
8 Mar
@akalinus They say (in the FAQ) 400 grams of rice are the required amount per person, daily, for two meals. They also say one gram equals 48 grains, so 20k grains make the daily meals for one person. Yes, thankfully many people play and it all adds up.
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@marlina (80847)
• Canada
9 Mar
@sabtraversa It all adds up for sure.
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@Courage7 (22080)
• United States
8 Mar
I had never heard of that site, but wow 10 grains of rice is so very little.
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@marlina (80847)
• Canada
8 Mar
Yes, but it is only for 1 answer which takes so little time to do. I collect hundreds and hundreds of rice grains.
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@Courage7 (22080)
• United States
8 Mar
@marlina Well good job Marlina
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@marlina (80847)
• Canada
8 Mar
@Courage7 I have fun doing it!
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@Icydoll (27966)
• India
8 Mar
Thank you for sharing dear..i have doubt will they really help the poor ones.. because most of the sites do the things beneficial to them.
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@marlina (80847)
• Canada
8 Mar
I hope that you are wrong on this one. @Icydoll
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@Icydoll (27966)
• India
8 Mar
@marlina ok I will open the site and check..if it helps other ..why not..:). Thank you for sharing.
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@marlina (80847)
• Canada
8 Mar
@Icydoll You might find it too time consuming. But I enjoy testing my skills in vocabulary in different languages.
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@Madshadi (9029)
• Brussels, Belgium
8 Mar
I will save this link for later. Thanks for sharing it
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@marlina (80847)
• Canada
8 Mar
@Madshadi , You are very welcome. Enjoy playing it.
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• Midland, Michigan
8 Mar
Interesting concept. I don't know enough languages to do well, I don't think. It's been years since I took French.
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@marlina (80847)
• Canada
8 Mar
You can do a lot in English, on different levels. @MarshaMusselman
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@TRBRocks420 (86209)
• Banks, Oregon
8 Mar
Wow that's a pretty cool game.
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@marlina (80847)
• Canada
8 Mar
@TRBRocks420 , That is very cool! I love it.
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@thelme55 (15656)
• Germany
8 Mar
I have not heard about this site but I will check this out. Thanks for sharing.
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@marlina (80847)
• Canada
8 Mar
@thelme55 , You might really enjoy doing it.
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• Eugene, Oregon
8 Mar
I have not, but I know it is real and will start playing.
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@marlina (80847)
• Canada
8 Mar
Great.
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@acelawrites (12768)
• Philippines
8 Mar
I don't know about it. It could be fun!
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@marlina (80847)
• Canada
8 Mar
@acelawrites , To me, it is fun!
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@akalinus (23009)
• United States
8 Mar
I just went and played. I donated 200 grains. I will be going there again.
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@marlina (80847)
• Canada
8 Mar
Thank you for giving free rice to people who need it. @akalinus
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@Teep11 (7301)
• United States
8 Mar
Haven't heard about the game free rice. Sounds as though there's enjoyment.
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@marlina (80847)
• Canada
8 Mar
@Teep11 , To me, it is very enjoyable. And I learn a lot.
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