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

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.


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Freerice is a responsive web app that can be played in any browser on desktop or mobile devices. Visit to learn more and 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.

Fight Hunger

10 grains of rice might not seem like much, but so far, Freerice has raised more than 220 billion grains of rice for people in need. You can have fun and make a difference all at the same time.

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Freerice Reviews

See what others are saying about the Freerice game

“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

Want to make an impact right now?

Make a direct donation to send food to hungry people.

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.

Common Questions About the U.N. Freerice Game

Is Freerice legitimate?

Yes! Freerice is an educational trivia game that helps you get smarter while making a difference for people around the world. Every question you answer correctly raises 10 grains of rice for the World Food Programme (WFP) to support its work saving and changing lives around the world.

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

Rice is a metaphor used to make the game tangible for players. Although some rice is indeed purchased as part of WFP’s food assistance programs, the funds generated through the game support WFP’s programs overall, where needs are greatest, not specifically the purchasing of rice. Every right answer on the game generates the equivalent of ten grains of rice as payment towards the United Nations World Food Programme’s operations in over 80 countries around the world.

How is money donated?

Private sponsors match the rice grain donations generated within Freerice, triggering a financial payment to WFP. This money goes into the pot of “greatest needs” to support the organization’s ongoing emergencies. 100% of all funds generated via Freerice go to the World Food Programme. Freerice does not earn or keep any money it raises.

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.