Did you know you can improve your writing and your speaking—both ideal content creation skills—while helping feed the hungry? Play FreeRice. Match vocabulary words to their meanings and donate 10 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Programme for each correct answer. (If vocabulary games are not your forte, you may now select from a menu of alternative subjects.) Create an account if you want to track or publicize your score.
Being a wordsmith, I have always enjoyed this game that adjusts to one’s level of expertise. Even more important, I admire the thought and dedication behind it. John Breen created and initially hosted FreeRice using his own funds. He donated the program to the UN in March 2009. Since its October 7, 2007 start, FreeRice users and sponsors have donated over 91 billion (and counting) grains of rice, enough to feed over 4.6 million people for a day. Have you played FreeRice today?