World hunger has been a serious problem for years. 13.5% of the world is undernourished, according to the World Food Programme. That’s far too many people not getting the food they need daily. No one should have to worry about how they’re going to be able to get their next meal.

If people were asked, “If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?” some common answers may be “world peace” or “eliminate world hunger.” It might seem like a daunting task, but I feel we all can do our part in helping with world hunger. But, what can I do as a college student to help? Well I have an answer for you and it involves college students’ favorite word: FREE.

It’s a site called Free Rice. All you have to do is answer educational questions and there are different levels of difficulty for the questions to make it more challenging. You can answer questions in English, math, humanities, science and more. For each correct answer Free Rice donate 10 grains of rice through the World Food Programme at no cost to you (you are also able to donate money on a monthly or yearly basis through this organization). So far over 98 billion grains of rice have been donated!


Not only are you making a difference by just sitting down at your computer, you might learn a thing or two! You can even make a game out of it and compete against your friends. Try making a bet with your friends and see who can donate the most grains of rice by a certain time. Sign up for an account on the site to look at your totals and join a group dedicated to answering as many questions as possible.

I challenge you to check out Free Rice this week and answer as many questions as you can! I hope you get hooked on this awesome website.

Have a great homecoming week, Warriors!

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Kassidy Jackson

Kassidy is a Public Relations major, Advertising minor and Dance minor graduating in 2019 from Rosemount, MN.

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