Blog entry This Week’s Pick of the Groups: NerdFighters, Finnish Free Ricers and a CBC presenter

14 October 2010

Since launching the new version of Freerice, we have seen over 55,000 people sign up and over 2,300 groups created. With such a range, finding an suitable or interesting group can be difficult.

Below are 5 interesting groups for this week’s pick:

Finnish Free Ricers: The group is created by Freerice’s top player, Verano, who has earned as an individual 2,520,000 grains since signing up! Finnish Free Ricers have raised more rice than any other group on Freerice.

(The group is open, and allows you to choose from all subjects.)

NerdFighters: The group’s name is based on a legendary group of internet activists responsible for Youtube’s annual activist day, “Don’t Forget to be Awesome”.

The group description says it all: “Join and help end Worldsuck. DFTBA :)”

(The group is open, and allows you to choose from all subjects.)

George Stroumboulopoulos: Created by the Canadian media personality and host of CBC Television's “George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight “, the group was started on October 8 and has already raised over 200,000 grains of rice.

George has this to say about his group: “…You can test your brain and feed people around the world all at once. Let's see Tetris try and do that.”

(The group is open, and allows you to choose from all subjects.)

Fighting Hunger: This is the first group ever created on Freerice and has the most members, with a grand total of 656.

(The group is open, and allows you to choose from all subjects.)

We Love The Leaky Cauldron: A group dedicated to Harry Potter fans. With only 2 members, we can only assume that the Harry Potter fans of this world are unaware that the group exists!

(The group is open, and allows you to choose from all subjects.)

As always, please feel free to leave your comments below!

Wed, 12/15/2010 - 12:56 fopgames

Do not underestimate the NERDS!

Fri, 11/19/2010 - 04:41 Xfactor


Tue, 11/16/2010 - 17:15 rrwojcik

Atheists, it is time to come out of the closet and join in a traditionally Christian responsibility to feed the poor. Let us make playing computer games miraculously feed the hungry.

Tue, 11/16/2010 - 02:54 PIP 6th grade

140,000 grains!!!!!!!

Mon, 11/15/2010 - 19:32 curlyq1214

I like to think that every day we DFTBA, but also especially during the Project For Awesome.

Sun, 11/14/2010 - 08:53 crazenird


Sat, 11/13/2010 - 08:30 Sal

where do i sign in to join a group?

Thu, 11/11/2010 - 02:24 soccrgrl225

Aw, poor Harry Potter! If J.K. Rowling can donate money to charity, so can her fans!

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 23:13 Oak Owl

I love Freerice

I'm glad 'We Love The Leaky Cauldron' was on here as I wouldn't have found it otherwise

Mon, 11/08/2010 - 15:39 AWBP

Freerice has been a wonderful way for me to learn, and help other people at the same time! This is my favorite website!

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