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Blog entry 31 Maintenance Scheduled: Monday, March 12, 9am GMT

09 March 2012

*Update: Freerice is now back up and live. Thank you for your patience. Could you please let us know if you experience any problems with totals or statistics displaying correctly? Many thanks!*

Dear Freericers,

Freerice will be down for maintenance on Monday, March 12, for maintenance between 9am and 11.00am (GMT).

Please note that if you have tournaments planned at this time, you will be able to access a hunger quiz that allows you to feed a child if you complete it, but you will not be able to raise rice.

Thank you for your patience,
Team Freerice

Blog entry 32 If You Are A Woman...

08 March 2012

To all our players (male and female) Happy International Women's Day! However, today will not be celebrated by many women worldwide.

The majority of the hungriest in the world are women, but ironically in developing nations over 55% of the food produced is grown and harvested by women farmers. Put simply, in developing countries women produce most of the food but have less to eat.

Blog entry 33 Take Molly's Quiz

06 March 2012

In the last week, we met Molly. We also met her neighbour who likes to groove to Michael Jackson, we know how she does her homework on a low table and we have seen the chair she sleeps on every night. We even got to say "hi" in person, during a livestream on March 6.

Blog entry 34 Profile of a Freericer: Barbara

29 February 2012

Barbara is just fourteen years old, but is already making a difference in the world. In a video she sent recently to the World Food Programme, she explained to us why she’s committed to Freerice and the fight against hunger. As she points out, one girl might not be able to make a difference, but if we all join together we can rice-up against hunger and feed people in need!

Blog entry 35 Team Up With "The Hunger Games" Cast

24 February 2012

One month before the release of the much-anticipated film The Hunger Games, the cast and producers have teamed up with WFP and Feeding America to raise awareness about world hunger with the launch of a video public service announcement and a new website.

Blog entry 36 A Mother's Life In Southern Sudan

23 February 2012

Christine Daniel is a mother of five. She lives in the town of Wau in southern Sudan. She describes her life and the importance of the World Food Programme food in helping her protect her children from malnutrition.

This is Christine's story.

Blog entry 37 Living in Molly's Shoes..

22 February 2012

Have you met Molly yet? She's a 12 year-old growing up in the slums of Nairobi.

In Spring 2011, WFP gave her a small video camera and asked her to record scenes from her daily life. Over the next few weeks, WFP will be sharing more of her videos which offer a window into one of the poorest places on earth. Welcome to Molly's World.

Blog entry 38 World Freerice Week: Wrapping up

13 February 2012

What a week! After much work, and a lot of fun, the first ever World Freerice Week came to an end last Sunday. A whole new range of people are now playing Freerice.com, thanks to you, your network and a little 6 Degrees of Separation theory (and of course 6 Degrees of Freerice).

Why all the focus on 6 Degrees?

Blog entry 39 The Countdown!

10 February 2012

Today is the 6th and final day of “6 Degrees of Freerice” – the theme of our first official and annual World Freerice Week! Thanks to you and your network, people who haven’t played Freerice before are joining forces with us and “riceing up” against hunger! Our community really responded to the challenge to recruit six friends, and have those friends recruit six additional friends, etc. The results have been amazing.

Blog entry 40 1 in 7 of us are hungry

10 February 2012

If you regularly read the Freerice blog, you’ll most likely already know this – if not, you need to: 1 in 7 people worldwide goes to bed hungry every night. And now, with nearly 7 billion people in the world, this means that almost 1 billion people are not getting the food they need today.

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