I found this on ruth’s blog, and it’s definitely something worth passing on.

how good is your english vocabulary? what if for every word you know, you could donate a spoonful of rice to feed a hungry person in a poverty-stricken country somewhere in asia or africa?

test and improve your english vocabulary online. for every word you get right, freerice will donate 20 grains of rice through the UN world food program to help end hunger. about freerice:


FreeRice is a sister site of the world poverty site, Poverty.com.

FreeRice has two goals:

1. Provide English vocabulary to everyone for free.
2. Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.

This is made possible by the sponsors who advertise on this site.

Whether you are CEO of a large corporation or a street child in a poor country, improving your vocabulary can improve your life. It is a great investment in yourself.

Perhaps even greater is the investment your donated rice makes in hungry human beings, enabling them to function and be productive. Somewhere in the world, a person is eating rice that you helped provide.

I’m starting now, and will update this post as I go.

Thanks Ruth!

Update: 11:41am – 1000 grains and gaining.

This is great, I get to help people who need it so much, and I learn a lot too. Start Now!

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