“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.”
— Mother Teresa
There were a lot of well-fed people.
Sitting at the train station waiting for our exchange student Mariana to get back from downtown classes, I saw nothing but well-fed people. Most of the people at the station, judging only by appearances, were middle class, of average means, and knew where their next meal would come from.
Other parts of the world are not so lucky. That’s where you’ll find the World Food Programme (WFP). The WFP is a branch of the United Nations and the world’s largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger worldwide, according to Wikipedia,
“WFP provides food, on average, to 90 million people per year, 58 million of whom are children… (snip)… WFP operations are funded by voluntary donations from world governments, corporations and private donors. The organization’s administrative costs are only seven percent—one of the lowest and best among aid agencies.”
That’s a lot of food, and thanks to the WFP, millions of people don’t have to worry about where there next meal is coming from. When people think less about daily survival, they can think more about bettering their situation.
One easy, fun and free way to contribute to the WFP is to play Free Rice. It’s an online trivial game with subjects like languages, geography, math, and art. Every right answer earns 10 grains of donated rice from a sponsor. Simply start playing, or create an account and login. Then see how many grains of rice you can earn over time.
Free Rice has two goals,
- Provide education to everyone for free.
- Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.
Next time you’re sitting on a train or waiting for someone, pull out your mobile phone, play Free Rice, and help feed someone.
Everyone deserves to be well-fed.
Yesterday’s gift of time … Waiting for a train, helped feed someone across the world.