Monday, April 7, 2008

Free Rice!

No, there are no NFA caravans going around to distribute free rice to the masses. I'm talking about a cool website that lets the visitor donate rice everytime he gets the word right. That is right, you and I can do something to fight hunger by visiting

What is

FreeRice is a sister site of the world poverty site, The site has two goals namely to provide English vocabulary for free and help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free which is made possible by the sponsors who advertise on the site. If you want to find out more, please visit the FAQ section of FreeRice.

Rice prices are on the rise - globally! If you go around the local markets, you will find out that rice prices have risen to as much as 50%! Oh no, goodbye to commercial rice and hello to NFA rice (or corn?). No more extra rice, too. We all know that many people depend on rice as their staple and if the prices keep going up, the ones who will suffer most are no other than the marginalized and poor among us. To a parent watching his or her child die in their arms from hunger, the rice that we give them is more precious than anything in the world.

We can do something. There is still such a thing as "free lunch" afterall, but only if everyone is willing to care and share. Ask Ms. KC Concepcion (Hi, KC!).

So the $64 question for me is why write about a social issue like this. My $64 dollar answer is that there is a bigger world out there. My struggle is just a piece in a puzzle - a not so tiny one but nevertheless just a single piece. There is so much more I can offer to make the world a better place. Ask Ms. KC Concepcion again. (feeling close?)

Visit FreeRice now.


bluesky said...

Another great charity site is It donates money to children in need through World Vision. is a dual-purpose site for building an English vocabulary and raising money for under privileged children in the most
impoverished places around the world.

Check it out at

GoingStraight said...

Thank you bluesky for leaving a comment. I have visited the website and it is wonderful. I will continue to post similar charity-oriented websites in the future. God bless you.