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Blog entry The Art of Raising Rice

09 June 2011

If you happen to be in Cincinnati and are self-confessed Freerice addict (there are many of us), you may consider popping into the Cincinnati Art Museum. The museum has dedicated a computer terminal to Freerice as part of their exhibition "DRAW: Here, There & Everywhere".

"We wanted to send the message to Art Museum visitors that they can do something to stop world hunger that does not involve opening their pocketbooks," said Emily Holtrop, Director of Learning & Interpretation at the museum. She added, "We felt that FreeRice.com was an amazing way for them to do some good here at the Art Museum and to become so addicted to the fun game that they go home and play."

Behind the terminal, a quote from Mother Teresa is displayed, "If you can't feed a hundred, then just feed one."

This highlights the exhibition’s purpose: to not only raise awareness of world hunger and its causes, it is also a call to action to people in the Cincinnati community. It is a call of powerful proportions. We've said this before on Freerice and we'll say it again: if we all do a little, we can achieve great things.

You can join the museum Freerice group here: Freerice.com/content-group/cincinnnati-art-museum

Since its launch in 2007, Freerice has raised enough to feed over 4.8 million people, purely through word-of-mouth with people who value Freerice telling their friends, family, neighbours about the site and helping to grow the number of players. So Team Freerice truly appreciates the help, Cincinnati Art Museum. Thank you.

Freerice is maintained by and supports the United Nations World Food Programme, the world's largest humanitarian organisation fighting hunger worldwide. To find out more go to WFP.org

Comments
Sat, 07/09/2011 - 23:48 archer007

mmn

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 21:55 akina2002

I will Invite my friends too!!!!!!! My school plays free rice but they don't
have an acount. Mu X-friend Sydney donated a thousand rice on the
last month of School.

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 04:08 akina2002

I like it

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 01:26 acrylic78

great idea it'll get more people into freerice :P

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 01:26 acrylic78

great idea it'll get more people into freerice :P

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 00:23 green_g

Cool great idea.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 20:51 Nate05Bears

Wow, I live in a town of about 10,000 people. I think it would be amazing if everyone knew about Freerice and the World Food Programme. BTW my town is Carroll, IA. Yep all the way over in Iowa.

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 01:36 judy a

What a great idea. We need one in my city too

Sun, 06/26/2011 - 22:11 crazydragon

If only they had advertising in schools for this . . . its sooooo much better than stuff kids do today . . .

Sat, 06/25/2011 - 03:03 tradewinds

This is nice to see. I live in Cincinnati. I'll definitely have to check it out.

Fri, 06/24/2011 - 17:13 dmomm

I live there AND NYC, and yesterday I toured the United Nations! It was truly awesome.

Fri, 06/10/2011 - 04:44 jjmurph82

I live in Cincinnati I'll have to go and see it

Fri, 06/10/2011 - 02:43 furyfire3000

That's AWESOME!

Thu, 06/09/2011 - 20:06 pitcher12k

Wow, this is brilliant!! I want at least one of these terminals in my city too! Great idea :)

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