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Be Humane, Give Some Grain: Test Your Knowledge And Feed The Hungry!
October 11, 2011
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It's a simple concept: answer trivia online to feed the hungry. For every answer you get right, you'll be sending rice to a person in need. That's the idea behind Free Rice 2.0, the World Food Programme's website dedicated to getting people involved with fighting hunger. 

The game is pretty addictive. Once you start answering questions, you may find it tough to stop. But that's exactly the point: the more players that get involved, the more help goes where it's needed. For each right answer, the WFP will donate ten grains of rice.

Since it launched in 2007, the Free Rice website has helped feed millions of people. Snap, crackle, awesome.

You can play alone, but if you want to make a bigger difference, why not start a group and compete to get your grain number higher? Or you can join our show's group and team up with us - so far we've donated over nine million grains. There's strength in numbers.

It's game on, everyone! At the very least, you now have a philanthropic way to procrastinate.


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