Blog entry World Food Day: 3 easy steps to feed a child like Molly

09 October 2012

Most of you know Molly. She's the young girl living in the slums of Nairobi who's become a star, visited by big shot CNN reporters. It all started when the World Food Programme asked her to film her life on a pink and white Flipcam. Since then, she's become an unofficial ambassador for WFP's School Meal programmes.

Why is feeding children like Molly, at school, so important? Because it's one of the smartest investments you can make. It costs next to nothing to provide a nutritious meal at school, which 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.

For World Food Day, 16 October, WFP is asking you take 3 simple steps to provide a nutritious meal to a child like Molly, in school.

What does it take to feed a child like Molly? 1 video, 3 questions and $0 - in short, 5 minutes of your time. You can start right now, by watching this video!

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Wed, 11/21/2012 - 19:24 animalexplorer2001

I think freerice is amazing because we play games and learn and we give food to people in need! Things like this are things that make the world a better place to live in.

Sat, 11/17/2012 - 06:37 Walls Second Grade Classes

I love school!!!

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 10:59 Ranimeow 1414

Freerice is so inspiring just sharing your knowledge you can actually feed someone

Wed, 11/14/2012 - 17:13 wildgirlN

Yea, it's really great that Freerice donates rice to people. :)

Wed, 11/14/2012 - 06:18 Sashaqueen

They should make a freerice app, it might get more people to play and feed the world.

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 17:43 Shakkileijona

You're right, thank you,!

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 10:08 palewrWEawSwssssssssssssssssss

i think they should attract more people by playing by putting ad on the computer and out side

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 16:54 BabyFishLikeCookies

I think Freerice is so cool! It is amazing that just by playing a game, you can donate food to hungry people.

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