Blog entry Happy Birthday Freerice!

01 October 2012

Freerice is turning 5! The site was launched on 7 October 2007. Since then we raised enough to feed 5 million people thanks to the support (and smarts!) of the people who play Freerice every day. To keep the theme of "5" going, we’re taking 5 days to celebrate from October 3 to 7.

When John Breen created Freerice to give his children a tool for studying for their college entrance exams, he also wanted to make sure his kids understood the importance of giving back. By donating Freerice to the World Food Programme, he’s made it possible for countless others to get involved in the fight against hunger.

Are you ready to join the celebration? Find out how at

Freerice is maintained by and supports the United Nations World Food Programme, the world's largest humanitarian organization fighting hunger worldwide. To find out more go to

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 06:02 Michele777

Happy Birthday Freerice. I will be more of a regular player/contributor on here. It's nice to support a good cause, while nourishing my brain at the same time.

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 01:03 Xfactor

happy birtday freerice

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 00:50 flacksteam1

happy birthday free rice this helps people alot

Thu, 10/11/2012 - 02:34 vetty

Happy late birthday freerice

Thu, 10/11/2012 - 02:03 gymnast2000

Keep going guys! we can do something really great!

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 01:55 Audreyluvspeanut

Happy birthday. Thank you for making me smarter. I feel so good to help. :D

Tue, 10/09/2012 - 09:15 Karthikeyan Sridharan

Hello Freerice! Hearty wishes to our team. Proud to be one among us!

Tue, 10/09/2012 - 04:16 Ely-Of-Ice

Happy fifth birthday free rice! Thanks for helping me be a smarter and better person and for feeding millions :)

Sat, 10/06/2012 - 04:18 My useful tips

Happy 5th year freerice! Your work is amazing,changing people's lives for the better! So, where's the party?

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 01:45 FreeRiceForAReason

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!! happy birthday, freerice! may more children be fed!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =D

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 01:45 FreeRiceForAReason

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!! happy birthday, freerice! may more children be fed!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =D

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 19:21 Hung4ry

You''ve achieved such a lot in the past 5 years. Many Congratulations and Many Happy Returns! :-)

This version of Freerice will be shutting down in July

In July 2019, 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.

Recent FAQs

World Food Programme

The world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide

Freerice is owned by and supports the World Food Programme (WFP).

Visit WFP's website

WFP is funded entirely through voluntary donations.