It feels so great when you’re able to give back to those who have less than you, but people have a hard time doing it more for a number of reasons: there’s not enough time; it’s too expensive, it takes too long, etc. Whatever the excuse — and whether it’s valid or not — it all means that not enough is being done.
When I came across this absolutely wonderful site a while back ago, I just had to spread the word. I’ve since gotten my old service sorority to incorporate it into the weekly meetings and keep the effort ongoing. The idea behind this way of giving back is exceptional and even fun!
The site is called freerice.com and on it, you quiz yourself on subjects varying from chemistry and algebra to geography and English. By answering questions, you can increase your skills in these topics (the levels go from low to high, and you pick) and for every right question, the site’s sponsors donate 10 grains of rice to the U.N. World Food Programme that feeds millions of hungry people around the world. Ten grains doesn’t sound like a lot, but the questions are simple and take seconds to answer. Before you know it, you’ll have played for 10 minutes and donated multiple bowls of food.
What’s truly fantastic is that you can track your donations and even create groups to do it with you friends, service group, or family. Make it a group effort, and you’ll have a lot of fun keeping your brain sharp and fighting world hunger for free. In what other situations can you walk away knowing you’ve gained and given for free? A perfect way to kids and adults to have fun, learn, and help those around the world immensely.
It’s too easy and too powerful not to do, so spread the word let’s feed the world!