Word Play

Azar-Hahin, Sharon
June 2009
Guideposts;Jun2009, Vol. 64 Issue 4, p37
The article offers information on the website, freerice.com, founded by Indiana computer programmer John Breen. The site combines a vocabulary quiz with ending world hunger. For each answer that a user gets right, 10 grains of rice are donated to the World Food Program. Due to the website's popularity, FreeRice generated enough rice in its first five months to feed more than one million people.


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