Blog entry ... The Original Challenge

03 February 2011

Freerice has been around since 2007 when its creator John Breen developed it as an educational tool for his children. Since then the site has raised enough to feed over 4.3 million people, thanks to individuals who have dedicated their time to raising rice and encouraging others to do the same.

One of Freerice founding members, posted this Challenge back in 2007 for the Freerice Club. Building on this, we now have the Ricebowl Challenge which sees NFL player Drew Brees going head-to-head with students and fans across the US to tackle hunger worldwide.

Thank you Chris (aka Ghostwise on Youtube) for setting such a great example and helping to build Freerice into an important tool for raising awareness and funds for the hungry!

You can find out more about the Ricebowl Challenge 2011 here

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 03:43 me12me

interesting video

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 02:35 tuloclan

i love this page!!!!i go on before and after school each day!!

Wed, 02/09/2011 - 05:09 Alkali

Do we have to respond to this video telling you how much we raised in a day, or do you just go to the totals page to find out?

Tue, 02/08/2011 - 01:29 KristenandCody

I LOVE I am 14 years old, and REALLY want to help, but i found that I couldn't, because I'm not working, and there is little to do to help out in the community, and i've done that already. so far, in TWO MONTHS!- I've donated 72,000 grains of rice. this is my life! I love helping out! And I'm glad it goes to a good cause. Any chance you guys could put more categories or games on here? something like: dancing, singing, or something like that? contests would be cool. Which group or person donates the most rice in 24 hours? Or a rice-a-thon. People call in, and for every dollar they donate, 100-200 grains of rice will be donated. It'd be fun, and you would catch me on that thing day and night. it could also get schools into it. HIstory project- how much rice can you donate? Help people out, and get extra credit! Things like that! Anyways, thank you! I love freerice! The only bad thing is, I took ALL THIS TIME...

writing this comment, when I could have been donating more rice!

-uh, gosh!-


lend a helping hand!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sun, 02/06/2011 - 08:01 Mento 101

I have 17,950 grains of rice!!!!!! :) Signing up for the Ricebowl challenge right now!

Sat, 02/05/2011 - 19:26 Dawn Rimmer

I think this site is great, but wonder if there are to be developments of new categories? I love the art section and would welcome other similar categories - sculpture, famous buildings, etc.

Sat, 02/05/2011 - 05:02 culmor1

i lost 2000 rice

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 19:14 fopgames

Is he funny or scary?

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 03:32 jjmurph82

because if you meant total I've raised 123,700 grains(so far)

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 03:29 jjmurph82

do you mean how many grains of rice we have donated so far like since Freerice 2.0 started or the amount of rice between Feb. 6th through the 12th?

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