App of the Week: Free Rice

By Shannon VanHorn, Director of Distance Learning and Faculty Development

Are you in to trivia?  Would you like to answer trivia questions and at the same time feed the hungry?

A few years ago, I went to a professional conference and was introduced to the website “Free Rice.”  Sponsored by the United Nations World Food Programme, this website provides players the opportunity to earn 10 grains of rice for every correct answer to trivia questions you provide at this site.

Categories of questions include English Vocabulary, Famous Quotes, Chemistry Symbols, Famous Paintings, Anatomy, Literature, a variety of languages, Flags of the World, and pre-algebra. Get an answer right, ten grains of rice are donated.  Get it wrong, you’ll get an easier question to answer, building back the supply of rice.

Most recently, the site is focusing on Syrian Refugee children.

For your IOS system or iPads, Pocket Rice does the same thing. Right now they are focusing their attention on Columbia and Sri Lanka.  You can download this through iTunes.

For all you Android users, Foodonate is an app that does that same thing, too. Their focus seems to be Haiti, as well as other impoverished nations.

So don’t just play trivia games online.  Why not help others at the same time?

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