Blog entry 9 Year Old Feeds 2,800 Kids in Pakistan

28 February 2011

Emilie is 9 years old. Last year, after watching on television families in Pakistan living in tents following the devastating floods, Emilie decided to take action to help the families.

“I decided to sell lemonade and give the money to the World Food Programme so that they could use it to help people,” says Emilie. She raised enough to feed 2,800 children in Pakistan.

"If everybody did just a little thing," Emilie says, "I know it would make a big, big difference." It is a belief that many Freericer players relate to and practice every day!

Read more: how Emilie raised the funds

Learn more: the situation in Pakistan today

We're always looking to share stories to inspire others. Apart from playing Freerice and helping to raise enough to feed over 4.6 million people, please let us know about your small acts of kindness?

Sat, 04/09/2011 - 05:21 hercules990

hey, taem do you get friends?

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 01:42 baby2521

wow what a very brave and smart little girl and i thought i was making a difference.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 00:44 fighthungerforthechildren

Keep up the good work everyone. It's great to see children like me on here too!

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 23:06 iriahdancer99

Wow great job

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 01:59 davidjon1

how long did it take her, like 1 year???

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 09:18 ♥ Ja§mine ♥

Wow, thats excelent Emilie! Well done!
Everyone's very proud of you :)

~ Peace ♥

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 06:57 madiha

wow that so cool
I,M from Pakistan . thank,s Emilie for helping my country people :) u r gr8

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 20:09 danyle

thats great that you did that Emilie!!:)

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 15:55 gunam

good for you, inspiration for us

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 15:35 Amma

Go on Emilie, do it! I'm 10 and I never would have come up with such an idea in 1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 years!

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 04:27 cookooj

That is so sweet! I can name SO many people who would either 1) drink all the lemonade or 2) keep the money and not think twice about other people who definatley NEED that money. You go, Emilie!

Fri, 03/25/2011 - 22:45 KingArthur

Wow!! This is AMAZING!! I am also only nine years old, and it is hard to think of a fellow nine-year-old doing such a affectionate thing!!

Fri, 03/25/2011 - 09:37 BlueJNeko

i remember about an essay i wrote in 5th grade about community service, and the main point of it was 'small things add up'. What she says is so true :D

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 01:50 abby_ganda

Emilie!! U r awsome!! How did you do that? I cant so that. And with lemonade? WOW!!!

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 22:09 Evos203

I'm a hard-to-impress 14 year old, but congratulations! What a very kind thing for a little kid to do! I wish I had the awesomeness that you have Emilie! Keep on going to help the world!!!!!

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 00:45 wolvepack7

I could never do anything like that!!

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 00:44 wolvepack7

go emilie go you go you I think thats is good for the young one like that to help like that it is just so sweet.

Tue, 03/22/2011 - 14:36 vikram2018

omg i am 11 and i would not be able to do that

Tue, 03/22/2011 - 04:22 Katherine Rodriguez

im nine thank god for emile!

Tue, 03/22/2011 - 02:46 yaytrio1


Tue, 03/22/2011 - 02:26 LifeSaverSweetie428

Im only 9 Years Old just like Emilie.What a great thing she has done.

Tue, 03/22/2011 - 01:03 clownfish12

Just remember, if everyone around the world did what Emilie has done, together we could end world hunger. Be inspired!

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 23:16 hopeforhungertoend

Amazing i am only 10! thats would take a while!

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 17:05 Marcus Mifsud

If a nine year old can do it then I can.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 09:35 The Knight of St John's

Most amazing.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 18:44 X_V_X

What a wonderful girl! It's important that all the people act like she, so that we can make a really big difference.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 06:43 aji_nguyen

Go on, lovely girl!

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 22:09 vijaydey

i am 10 and taking algebra

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 20:19 DancinBee

It's people like you that make the world a better place. Well done kid :) Keep up to amazing work.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 03:38 LauE

God bless youu, Emilie! I think that is truly amazingg thatt a girll thatt young can make suchh a difference!

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 02:57 Jack317

cool and that is so awesome that she could help 2,500 people that is huge and amazing i wish i could do that

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 01:31 dwright29

awesome! go Emilie! :]]

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 23:00 love2play

A lot brilliant....!! :D

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 08:58 madruga

very awe-inspiring

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 05:15 jjvod

im 8 soon to be 9 and I WILL TRY TO DO AS HER!

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 01:57 Jackie Reid


Tue, 03/15/2011 - 21:14 ammadxx1

this maybe a good, awesome hunger feeder, but she does something amazing, all we do is sit here and watch here help. Lets all do something, lemonade stand, donate your own food or money
ALL KIDS (maybe adults), WE CAN MAKE A DIFFRENCE, LEARN LATER< AND GIVE YOUR FOOD AND MONEY TODAY. I HAVE A DREAM, that one day, no one will go hunger. i had a dream, lots of brothers and sisters an neighbors, helping hunger people all over the world. We should make this dream come true

Tue, 03/15/2011 - 20:20 yasmeen101

you are awsome Emilie!!! :D

Mon, 03/14/2011 - 01:08 Lionate

Brilliant. Absolutely Brilliant. I can't imagine the impact if several nine year olds did that. Let's just face it, when you hear little girls talk, you want to do what they say. So if lots of children got together, the impact would be phenomenal. 10 times what Emilie had, that's for sure.

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 21:19 TootsieRoll101

GO EMILIE! I bet you'll be a GREAT actress someday. Keep up your dreams an you just might get them, and on the way, I think you'll help a bunch of people!

Sat, 03/12/2011 - 23:42 kiwikelsey

wow....a 9 year old girl..................if we all did that, no one would go to sleep hungry.......

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 06:49 Dylan Stokage

Gives Me Hope

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 04:48 speeder707

great job how long did it take for you to feed that many people. Im nine year old too, and i'm cathing up with you :)

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 03:03 momzachandemily

Awesome! Keep it up!

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 01:15 Bree Rogers

Wow! I'm almost 13, and I want to be like you!!! You are such an inspiration. I just joined up to freerice but I want to feed as many as I can!

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 16:48 abree107

Nice job! Keep up the good work!

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 16:17 Lim Siew Kin

Wow!THX emily any ppl know where is safe to donate to poor ppl?

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 12:35 fopgames

Thank you Emile

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 03:21 green_g

it's amazing to think a young girl could feed so many people.

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 00:50 Freericeisnice1998

Wow! If only other people would do their own little part, the world would be a much happier place.

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