Blog entry Happy World Food Day! Help us reach our goal

16 October 2012

Happy World Food Day! The World Food Programme aims to raise nutritious meals for 50,000 school kids, by the end of today! And we need your help - it takes 3 easy steps and costs nothing.

Get started!

Step 1: watch a short video

Step 2: answer 3 easy questions

Step 3: share the link with others

We have much to celebrate today - there is more than enough food to sustain the world's population (the problem is access to food) and we know everything we need to know to solve world hunger. No miracle cure is needed, we all simply need to do our part!

Why is it important to provide meals to school children in developing nations? It's the smartest investment you can make! It costs very little to provide a nutritious meal at school, and it has been proven to increase attendance levels as it encourages parents to send their children to school to get an education, rather than to work for the family. It's an important step to break the cycle of hunger.

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

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:35 jogucrb

awesome job guys for supporting free rice

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 20:00 laski3

Happy World Food Day! I hope all those kids like Molly are well-fed soon.

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 17:21 DUDEMINE

this is pretty awesome

dudemine :)

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 19:12 DaBaller36

Keep it up Free Rice!! Your awesome

Sat, 12/08/2012 - 17:53 devdogg

happy holidays to all the children that we are helping this very year

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 04:06 RBala

Please support Kaasineary group to donate 1 million grains of rice this holiday season!!!

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 04:03 RBala

Kaasineary group is planning to donate a 1 Million grains of rice. Please support him for this noble cause

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 19:03 UnderTheWillowTree

Keep it up Freerice!

Tue, 11/27/2012 - 14:00 radekpisz

I think that together we can help a lot of children. Everyone should join Happy World Food Day

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 06:02 themetime123

I started my group yesterday and nobody joined. You could be the first. My groups name is care click rice

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 19:20 Team Freerice

Welcome back littlefighter!

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 17:43 littlefighter

Just recently come back to Freerice - and found giving very addictive. :)

Wed, 10/24/2012 - 12:48 autoczesci

Happy World Food Day is a great Programme for poor kids!

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 00:25 centralpark4freericers

Join My New Group called "Parents Against Hunger". Anybody is welcome to join. You don't have to be a parent.

Sun, 10/21/2012 - 03:56 Skyedude

Please join my new group, the rice core. The more, the merrier

Sat, 10/20/2012 - 20:10 Skyedude

Keep it up, Freerice!

By the way, if you want to, you can join my group, it is called The rice core

Fri, 10/19/2012 - 17:30 Neil Hanlin

How many grains of rice would that be to feed those 50,000?

Tue, 10/16/2012 - 19:52 Hung4ry

All Best Wishes!

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