Blog entry 9 Year Old Feeds 2,800 Kids in Pakistan

28 February 2011

Emilie is 9 years old. Last year, after watching on television families in Pakistan living in tents following the devastating floods, Emilie decided to take action to help the families.

“I decided to sell lemonade and give the money to the World Food Programme so that they could use it to help people,” says Emilie. She raised enough to feed 2,800 children in Pakistan.

"If everybody did just a little thing," Emilie says, "I know it would make a big, big difference." It is a belief that many Freericer players relate to and practice every day!

Read more: how Emilie raised the funds

Learn more: the situation in Pakistan today

We're always looking to share stories to inspire others. Apart from playing Freerice and helping to raise enough to feed over 4.6 million people, please let us know about your small acts of kindness?

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 03:09 team fusion

excellent job Emillie..JAH Bless!

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 02:07 littlestlinguist


Tue, 03/08/2011 - 22:19 shady1

hey this is slim shady i'm 18 yrs old and i have never come close to that that is what helps me get up in the morning to know that there are people who care i'm a united states marine so i'm proud to hear that this country has members so young that actually do care i'm proud of you emile keep up the great work

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 19:59 StarfishLoveYou

go Emilie!!!

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 03:35 paytonlovr

Wow. That is amazing. Emilie, if you are reading this your an inspiration to me and to all.

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 03:31 biggestbieberbeliever

THIS GIRL IS SOO FREAKIN' amazing!!! it is inspiring to see a 9 year old girl help so many people

may god bless u girl!!!

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 01:04 dancingdiamond1019

Emilie you sweet little girl!! You are amazing!! I am older than you and still probably couldn't do what you did!! Think of everyone you helped!! You are great and there really need to be more people like you in this world!!

Sun, 03/06/2011 - 18:13 2501

that is really cool I am 11years old and I don't know if i cold ever do that

Sun, 03/06/2011 - 14:22 bunniesknowmeasmax

Thats awesome!
1: That's really inspiring
2: I wouldn't be able to do that in a LONG time

Sun, 03/06/2011 - 07:43 ddueh74

You r a gd person. Keep up ur work! Never fail to help people!

Sat, 03/05/2011 - 20:08 mssidra2606

what a thoughtful 9 yr old girl helping my home country in need :')
very thoughtful!!

Sat, 03/05/2011 - 14:28 Angel 1


Sat, 03/05/2011 - 06:59 Xenon

Amazing...I'm older and playing this site is probably the best I can do. It's nice to hear that there are people in the world that really wish to help others even if they don't know them. ^ ^

Sat, 03/05/2011 - 06:58 Cally Smilezxc Tan

I feel ashamed of myself that I didn't do something like what Emilie did when I was 9.

Sat, 03/05/2011 - 01:51 Jasmine Zamora-Garcia

Wow I can't believe you had enough to feed so many people!! Not even I could do that in a million years. I just found out about this website and I think it's the simplest way to donate and it's free while you get your education!!

Sat, 03/05/2011 - 00:35 Evan Wong

wow amazzing good job i never thought that people would listen!

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 05:56 Shravan Kumar

Awesome emilie carry up the good work

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 05:12 talibear18

Wow! Emilie i'm older than you and I couldn't probably do that in my LIFETIME. You rock n' Roll!! It's totally inspiring, amazing. and incredible. Many children are living better lives now because of you... you should be proud. It's just stunning what you did.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 04:10 doodle bug

I want to do the same thing but I don't know how.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 22:42 ed18

Such a sweet, selfless young lady and an incredible human being! The world would be a much better place if there were more like Emilie. A role model for all of us. I wish her well.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 04:40 cluelesswagon

this is really inspiring whoever raised this child did a spectactular job i don't think i could raise a child to be as nice and considerate as her.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 05:39 ARmorhide

Kids in action... as opposed to killed in action. hmm. try a different title

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 04:31 Mrm

If a 9-year old feeding 2,800 people does not inspire you to help others..probably nothing will. Good Job Emilie!

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 02:33 ska1998

if a 9 yr old can do that WE CAN 2! im only 12 but still..............

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 22:38 kashoaf

she is young helping SO many people that need freerice infact while were reading coments we really should be using freerice to help people in Pakistan

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 04:07 Natalie_H

I think that little girl is so sweet! When I was 9 I probably wouldn't be able to feed 2,500 people. I probably still wouldn't be able to.

She is very inspiring.

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 02:55 ME_tiana

wow such a little girl but she made such a diffrence that shows that any one can do it : )

amazing,awsome,inspiring,conffedent,beautifle little girl her parents are very lucky to have her as a daughter keep up the good work!!!

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 02:09 pitcher12k

Wow, this is inspiring! Thank you to Emilie to being a great example!! I am definitely going to try and get something together like this with some of my friends :)

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 02:02 listomania1


Tue, 03/01/2011 - 00:13 CubanaKim18

Wow, what a kind-hearted young girl. I wish more people would be like her. Now that warm weather is here, and I just moved, I will have my own stand at a yard sale we will be having. My friends and I will get all of our old, unwanted stuff, sell it, and give the money to the WFP. I've been planning this since winter, actually.

Mon, 02/28/2011 - 23:07 Scoggins Middle School


Mon, 02/28/2011 - 16:42 Hung4ry

Very inspiring in so young a girl.

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