Monday, November 8, 2010

Speaking of rice ... join my team to end world hunger

In the spirit of Fran Winant's poem, "Eat rice and have faith in women," here's a fun, free way fight global hunger. is a nonprofit website run by the United Nations World Food Programme in partnership with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.

It's goals are to provide free education to everyone and to end world hunger by providing free rice to hungry people.

It's simple. You can hone your skills in the areas of art, English, chemistry, geography or math. For every correct answer, 10 grains of rice is donated through the UN World Food Programme.

You'd be surprised how quickly the grains add up and you can do it while you eat lunch or listen to music.

I've created a team for my followers and readers. I invite you to join me in an effort to "Eat rice and trust in women." Here's how:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on "groups," then select "find groups" from the pull-down menu.
  3. In the search window, type "Eat rice and have faith in women."
  4. Click "join."
  5. Play.
Those grains add up fast. I earned 700 over lunch.

Dr. Ruth Seymour has encouraged her grammar for journalists class to earn extra credit quiz points by practicing grammar and earning rice. One thousand grains equals one point up to 20,000 maximum.

Thank you, Dr. Ruth, for turning me on to this.

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