"... Europe's first Digital Communications Awards... honours outstanding projects and performances."

- Best Corporate Game, Digital Communications Award 2011

"With Freerice, you can do good by having fun... to make a major difference for tens of thousands of hungry people..."

- TIME, 50 Best Websites 2011 (this is the second year Freerice has been selected)

"An online game reminiscent of quiz show Call My Bluff is getting a facelift in order to provide rice to the hungry."

- BBC Technology

"If you want to do a good deed and build your vocabulary, you've come to the right place."

- TIME, 50 Best Websites 2007

"This honor signifies an outstanding caliber of work. Congratulations to all..."

- 15th Annual Webby Awards Honorees

"... just go to tell all your friends about it who don't know how to contribute to charities or think it's too hard or not worth it! "

- Huffington Post

"... use your brain, answer questions correctly, and donate grains of rice to the people who need it around the world. Let's see Tetris try and do that."

- CBC, George Stroumboulopoulos

"It's easier than joining the Peace Corps, but might inspire you just yet."

- Discovery News

"SheKnows Parents' Choice Awards are a direct reflection of our readers' opinion on specific products."

- 2010 Parent's Choice Awards - Online Learning

"It's an addicting online game that helps feed the hungry while helping to improve your knowledge."

- San Francisco Chronicle

"You get to test your general knowledge, vocabulary, mental sums... The benefits are endless. But, best of all... You get to learn AND do a good deed."


"The FreeRice game, a slacktivist pioneer, has added up to real value... for every correct answer, 10 grains of rice are donated to the UN World Food Program... to feed the hungry, thanks to FreeRice."


"What if just knowing what a word meant could help feed hungry people around the world? Well, at FreeRice it does . . . the totals have grown exponentially."

- Washington Post

"Web game provides rice for hungry . . . FreeRice went online in early October and has now raised 1 billion grains of rice [by November 9]."

- BBC News

"... for all the trivia night tragics who can’t make it to the pub one night and want to do something good for the world, try it and visit"


"Addictive, yes. But . . . each correct answer results in the donation of rice to help feed the hungry around the globe. Perhaps that qualifies the game as a good addiction . . . one with redeeming qualities, something that's, oh, didactic and edifying."

- Kansas City Star

"People from all walks of life and from around the globe have written in to express their appreciation for the game . . . Secretaries admit to playing it during boring business meetings."

- Christian Science Monitor

" is one of the most ingenious websites of 2007. In the best spirit of the Internet, it offers education, entertainment and a way to change the world ― all for free."

- Los Angeles Times

" is an international, viral sensation. Folks from Thailand to Germany and India are just as enthusiastic . . . improving thousands of lives, all with a simple, collective, click of a mouse."

- CBS Evening News

"... it is important to remember that while you are playing, so are thousands of other people at the same time. Everyone playing together makes a huge difference. Thanks to the loyal fans of the site, FreeRice has generated enough rice to feed millions...'"

- Kern Valley Sun

"A teacher of fourth and fifth graders on the Yurok Indian reservation in Klamath, CA, . . . emailed the WFP. 'My students absolutely LOVE the FreeRice site. Almost daily they earn several thousand grains of rice!' she wrote. 'You cannot imagine the joy in my heart when I look out and see 25 kids doing vocabulary work and enjoying it.'"

- School Library Journal

"Feeling guilty about wasting time on computer solitaire? Join the growing guilt-free multitude at, an online game with redeeming social value."

- USA Today

"The Web site offers a greater gift, the gift of awareness about world hunger."

- NPR National Public Radio

"What type of computer game could get kids excited about learning vocabulary words? One that also helps feed hungry people around the world!"

- Scholastic News Magazine

"It's fantastic,' says the World Food Program's Bangladesh director. Adds a 32-year-old widow living in a refugee camp with her 8-year-old daughter, 'I depend on the rice.'"

- People Magazine

"FreeRice is a triumph of converting passivity into engagement."

- New York Times Magazine

"A simple way to bring kids to the Internet for a good reason, a way to feed their minds and . . . to feed a whole lot of people . . . helping fight world hunger, one grain of rice at a time."

- NBC Evening News

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This version of Freerice will be shutting down in August

On 16 August 2019, you will no longer be able to log into this site. Shortly after that, this version of Freerice will be replaced by the new beta version of Freerice. You need to create a new account to save your rice totals.

To learn about migration options for your rice totals, visit this page and fill out the form.

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