Blog entry Where in the world did your rice go?

19 January 2011

Since Freerice began doing what it does best in 2007, Freericers have raised enough rice to feed over 4.3 million people.

Here are just a few of the places in the world where your rice and the World Food Programme have helped reduce hunger, and put smiles back on hungry faces:

In Myanmar we helped feed people whose lives were affected by cyclone Nargis, and in the immediate aftermath to feed 750,000 cyclone affected people.

In Bangladesh we helped 27,000 refugees from Myanmar sheltering at Cox’s Bazaar in Bangladesh.

In Nepal we helped feed 108,000 Bhutanese refugees.

In Cambodia we helped feed 13,500 women for almost 2 months as part of WFP’s Mother and Child Health programme (monthly take-home rations of 4 kg of rice for pregnant and nursing women).

In Uganda we fed 66,000 school children.

From January 2011, all rice raised through Freerice will be going to help the people of Haiti. You can find out more about why Haiti needs our help here.

Click here to test your Haiti hunger IQ – and feed a child in Haiti (it cost you nothing but brain cells).

Thank you Freericers for all that you do! Let’s see what we can do this year.

Wed, 05/02/2012 - 11:49 Team Freerice

@hannahrose95, while hunger is certainly present in all countries worldwide, when we talk about hunger we're talking about chronic hunger, which is life threatening.

Take a look at this hunger map to get an idea of the scale of hunger experienced worldwide:

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 07:42 hannahrose95

People don't realize that hunger in the US is huge. It goes under the radar way too much. 1 in 6 children in the United States is struggling with hunger. A portion of this rice needs to go to those kids.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 11:43 Team_Freerice_admin

@iamawesomeatthisgame Freerice is owned and managed by the World Food Programme. We've managed to raise enough to feed 4.6 million people, it's definitely not fake.

Fri, 04/15/2011 - 22:11 iamawesomeatthisgame

iz free rice fake?

Tue, 02/08/2011 - 05:43 ammadxx1

well, i want my rice to Pakistan and India, those flood victims, ya, im from Pakistan

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 00:54 ssjtonka

i think this is the best idia send some to hatie PLEASE:)

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 17:03 Rice_cutie

It's great that were feeding Haiti and all , but what about all those other countries ? Did we just stop giving rice to them ?!

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 08:18 KD95

procrastinating and helping end world hunger at the same time....awesome.

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 06:30 blade of the winds

No matter how any one thinks we help with those in need, we save those who are hungry, we give from all that we have to give, and no matter what...WE ARE HEROES. With no power we are heroes, for we have the grates power of them all...are heart and are love.

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 02:15 Mona Elbarmil

Can't some rice go to palestine!!!!:) PLEASE!! THEY NEED IT!!!!

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 02:14 chikn hero

pressing buttons is changing the world :)

Sun, 01/30/2011 - 03:09 insomniac3515

I'd been feeling like i was cooped up in my house and at school doing nothing when i could have been out changing the world. but now that i've found this site, i don't feel that way anymore!!! To everyone on this site: YOU ARE CHANGING THE WORLD!!!

Sun, 01/30/2011 - 02:54 ☺Rice Yums☺

Free Rice is a great way to donate rice to the hunger and it also helps you build up your education for free. Some educational services let you build education for money. If you have any time, please invite any of your friends to free rice to build more knowledge and help donate more rice to the hungry ones. You might complain to your parents why you eat the foods you don't like. But you should be thankful. Some people still don't have ANY food to eat. If you are one of those who are not complaining, I give all my thanks to you. Thank you.

Sun, 01/30/2011 - 00:26 Sportygirl1077

I love this site! I think that it is great that we are helping Haiti, and I understand their plight, but couldnt we still give a little to other countries too?

Sat, 01/29/2011 - 22:58 squidney101

THIS IS AMAZING!!! :) it's so great to be able to help people!!!

Sat, 01/29/2011 - 08:23 jemmy

we play free rice on our smart board at skool ;D awsum ...

Sat, 01/29/2011 - 02:46 liver27

i love helping people this is coollllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll thompson

Sat, 01/29/2011 - 02:37 joanne brown

Hoping all my Freerice grains have gone to a good cause as I went from 540,000 grains down to zero!!!! I was looking forward to hitting the one million mark later this year.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 21:40 Failure028

sema4emrah- I think you need to take your class over again. It's site not sit, and it would be too, not to, and made not mad

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 21:13 cloudres

I LOVE RICE AND I LOVE IT,Im glad that i help people in need ;D runescape ftw

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 21:07 KyleeLoftus2011

I am now an active member on this website and I love that we are able to help!
How can we see proof that this is actually going to Haiti???

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 19:49 hgfuzzybunnies

I like to help Haiti!

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 14:40 ghgh

I love this website :)

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 02:42 applepinkysweet

I cannot believe that i am helping Haiti!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I like to help people right??????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you don't agree with me e-mail me at and yeah I'm vietamese.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 08:09 mitzisocute

the more we donate the least hunger there is, so keep on going and stop the world hunger!!!

... by the way every answer that is correct it makes a differnce.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 06:08 The Donatorinator

now ther giveing rice to haiti

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 02:59 Ms. Chenault's 3rd Grade Class

I am going to get on free rice everyday knowing that!!!!!!!!

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 02:54 The Knight of St John's

Well, let us see how we'll crush hunger with a mace.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 00:36 bukeprv5


Wed, 01/26/2011 - 11:40 fopgames

We should make it even bigger by bringing more users and advertisers

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 17:03 Morrow19

I love to know that I am helping the world by doing something as simple as answering questions correctly!! If everyone in the world joined this website, together we could end WORLD HUNGER and make our planet a better and more comforting place to live! I was excited to hear about this website and to learn that it is actually helping make a difference in the world! Thank you FREE RICE for giving me the opprotunity to help out our planet!

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 16:50 carolynski

I have been participating on this website for years, but just recently made an account. I appreciate what the WFP is doing and all of the people on this website are doing to aid them in giving aid to others. :)

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 10:04 prayergirl777

Please let us know how many people you were able to feed in Haiti at the end of January, thanks!

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 06:37 Christopher Black

How can we feed the poor starving hungry people in the Philippines!

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 04:49 ammadxx1

hey, since we are telling everybody, that everyone with a computer will play this website, everyone!!! tahts good right

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 00:42 張雁伃

嗨~~大家好我叫張雁伃,我住在中國旁邊的一個小島上,今年十九歲 請多多指教:D

Mon, 01/24/2011 - 22:59 Earth

Much respect to Free Rice, WFP and all of the players out there. The power of the collective makes all the difference in fighting the war on hunger.

The Haiti quake easily fits into the top 20 worst disasters of the decade, and with the recent cholera outbreak while most of Port-Au-Prince still remains in ruins one year after the disaster makes the story even sadder. Knowing that January's rice is gonna help our brothers and sisters across the ocean instills an even stronger desire to keep the questions rollin'.

Also, ever since I started playing the game I couldn't help wondering about the people who genuinely don't like rice. I know at the end of the day food is food, but is it possible to cater for the people who genuinely prefer bread, or some vegetables with their rice?

Keep up the good work!

Mon, 01/24/2011 - 08:02 Rice Is Yummy

This is so easy and fun, and if it helps stop world hunger then i'm like so in.

Sun, 01/23/2011 - 19:12 polarcmj

Wow this is so cool to actually know where the rice is going. I hope we conyinue to get updates. Thanks freerice!

Sun, 01/23/2011 - 19:06 loonytoony0

It is very good to know that all of the Free Ricer's efforts have paid off, in the millions (of grains). For those of you that want to join my group, it's calls Floridians Fighting Hunger. I love Free Rice!

Sun, 01/23/2011 - 14:47 Midnight.Lynx

This website is extremely helpful, both to higher our intelligence and to help all of those who are less fortunate than us. So it's great to know the staggeringly high amounts of people we have helped!

Sat, 01/22/2011 - 22:43 ILoveHedley27

This is an amazing site and we're learning while doing great things for people.who ever made this site thank you because it's such a good cause to help all the hungry people around the world just like all the Canadian artists did by raising money and Knann by getting together and singing wavin flag we all care no mater how little we give if we do it together we can create a lot and eventually save the world from hunger please help!!!!!=D

Sat, 01/22/2011 - 18:24 president28

we can make a difference

Sat, 01/22/2011 - 01:56 KingSimba77

It's great to know just how much of an impact all of the players are having on the world.

Not to leech more players off of this, but to anyone reading this, feel free to join my group, TheSpeedGamersCommunity. TheSpeedGamers are a group of gamers that run gaming marathons every 2 or 3 months, and they raise money for various charities. Since March of 08, they have raised over $250,000.

Fri, 01/21/2011 - 22:20 Jennifer Tuck

I love the people that created this site. What a great idea! I will continue to give rice as much as I can!

Fri, 01/21/2011 - 19:10 Natalie Vuu

I can learn more English and donate also. I love your website. I appeal all of my friends on Facebook to join with us.
Keep feeding hungry people please. I'm doing my best to help you guys.
You all do a good job out there. Thanks for that!!

Fri, 01/21/2011 - 11:20 Dawit

I am this I am!
I am that I am!
I am who I am!
I am which I am!
I am what I am!
I shall be what I shall be...
I shall prove to be what I shall prove to be...
I will be what I will be...
I think therefore I am ...
I dream so I am...
prove & approve

Fri, 01/21/2011 - 03:16 crazydragon

Those who care about others have great strength. Thank you, creators of this sight, and other fellow freericers who care enough to trade wisdom for food.

And to whoever is reading this, please join my group, Sakura Warriors.

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 23:43 Barnzinator02

Awesome, I want to give all the rice I can

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 08:50 Pooja Gupta

Great Job!

Our group too donated aound 6 lakhs grains for this noble cause!


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