a game with food for prizes

We’ve linked to several games here that were a lot of fun, but today I’m linking to a different type of game.  It is fun, but it also helps feed the hungry!  Confused?  Don’t be.  For correctly answering questions on this page about the definition of words, they donate rice to the U.N. World Food Program to help end world hunger.  There are ads on the page that pay for the rice donations.

So how is this a game?  I’m glad you asked!  I will explain. It starts out with varying degrees of difficulty, to determine an approximate starting level for your vocabulary.  If you get a definition wrong, you go to an easier level.  If you get three in a row correct, you go to a harder level.  The maximum level is 55, but I don’t see that happening without cheating.

So play it, expand your vocabulary, and in doing so you are donating rice to starving people in third-world countries.  Obviously, it’s a win-win situation.

Here’s the link to the FreeRice game.

FYI, FreeRice is a non-profit organization.

Spread the word about this game, so they can also freely donate to the hungry.  About 25,000 people die each day from hunger or hunger-related causes, so this is a real problem in the world.  You can help by giving up a few minutes of your time.