Wow, the BBC has a pretty cool story.  When you answer the “FreeRice” question correctly, they’ll donate 10 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program.

This game started in October and it has now raised 1 billion grains of rice — or enough to feed 50,000 in one day. 

The power of the Internet is amazing!

To play the game and donate rice, click here.

We’re embarking on the holiday season which means there are a lot of requests for donations and helping those who are less fortunate.

It’s in that spirit that I want to highlight a few organizations that are doing good things and are related to food.  If you know of an organization I should highlight, let me know! 

Please make sure to donate either your time and/or money this year! 

  • Capital Area Food Bank — For $15, you can pay for Thanksgiving food basket for a “seasoned member of the community” (meaning a senior citizen).   You can also volunteer — check it out
  • Miriam’s Kitchen — They’re looking for personal item donations, volunteer time, and financial contributions. 
  • Homeless Walkathon — Occurring on November 17th in DC, Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, LA, and Seattle, it’s a good cause that cost only $25 to participate.   Grab some friends and walk for the homeless!  I am!
  • America’s Second Harvest — I read an amazing story in the Wall Street Journal a year or so ago about their backpack program and completely fell in love with what they’re doing.   I think it’s great!
  • Answer questions, feed the hungry — By taking a few minutes out of your day, you can feed the hungry.