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Play the Game. Give Free Rice.

When you play the Freerice game from the U.N. World Food Programme, you're helping end world hunger.

 

Photo: WFP/Saikat Mojumder

 

 

How to Teach Students About World Hunger:

Lesson Plans for Teachers

Here are quick facts, a list of discussion questions, action steps, and other helpful resources like a quiz and video to help your students understand the complexities of hunger around the world.

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How Does Freerice Work?

Freerice by WFP is a free trivia game that helps end world hunger. How does it work? For every question you answer correctly, the cash equivalent of 10 grains of rice is donated by a group of sponsors. The money goes to work where it’s needed most – saving and changing lives around the world.

500,000+

people play Freerice every month

4.5-Star

rating from players around the world

$1.41 M

dollars worth of rice has been raised

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Have Fun. Help the Hungry.

Download

Freerice is available for both iOS and Android devices in the Apple app store and in Google Play. It’s free to download and you can start answering questions right away. Boost your brain power while helping us reach zero hunger.

Pick a Category

Set your difficulty level to easy, normal or hard. Then use Freerice to brush up on your vocabulary or test your knowledge on topics like human anatomy, famous quotations or world landmarks.

Answer Questions

What’s another word for “neglect”? What’s the definition of a natural disaster? Every correct answer triggers a donation to the U.N. World Food Programme from a dedicated group of sponsors worth 10 grains of rice that will help a hungry family. Get started today!

Challenge Your Friends

You can collect badges, save your totals, create groups, invite your friends to play and challenge them to a trivia contest. Share your wins on social media to help raise awareness.

End Hunger

10 grains of rice might not seem like much, but so far, Freerice has raised more than 210 billion grains of rice for people in need. You can have fun and make a difference all at the same time.

Photo: WFP/Vilakhone Sipaseuth

“I’ve played Freerice since I was in middle school and even now (as a 24 y/o) I still play often. Love what it does, and they make it fun and educational. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐” – Brianna

“This game is unbelievably fun, does something good for the planet and it’s from WFP. I mean, is there a more perfect game? 👍 A gigantic thumbs up for this game!” – Melissa

“I downloaded Freerice to join the BTS ARMY team and I love it! Such a cool way to help others while having fun and learning. Both my 7-year-old and myself find it fun and challenging.” – Erika

Get the Game. Get Smart. Give Rice.

How else can I help fight world hunger?

Influence on Social Media

Leverage your audience on social media to help save lives and inspire others to learn more, get involved and give.

Write to Congress

Send an email to your representatives to petition for policies that support the U.N. World Food Programme.

Start a Fundraiser

Create a Facebook fundraiser and invite your friends to help you fight world hunger.

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Common Questions About the U.N. Freerice Game

Is Freerice legitimate? How is money donated?

Yes! Freerice is a real trivia game created by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). Periodically, you will be shown advertisements Payments from these ads varies, but it comes out to roughly the equivalent of 10 grains of rice for every question you answer correctly. As you progress, you’ll see how much rice you’ve donated by playing.

Does Freerice actually donate rice? Where does the money go?

WFP does actually give rice, but also so much more. The money is used to provide all kinds of lifesaving meals to hungry people in humanitarian emergencies all over the world. 100% of the money generated from Freerice goes to support WFP. Since 2010, Freerice has raised more than 210 billion grains of rice for people in need. In cash equivalent, that is US $1.41 million.

What is the U.N. World Food Programme?

WFP is the largest humanitarian organization in the world, fighting hunger globally by delivering food to people suffering from hunger and starvation.