• Send us a "Happy Birthday!" message on our official networks

  • Tell others about our birthday and why it's important on social networks like Facebook and Twitter
  • Blog about it
  • Tell your local media
  • Place a banner on your site

To celebrate, organise your own Freerice Birthday Challenge online or in your community, school, workplace or home.

Then submit it to be included in our time map on Facebook events. Your challenge can run for 5 minutes, 5 hours or 5 days - it's up to you!

To help you plan the challenge, download the Freerice Birthday Challenge Toolkit. It's packed full of information, tools and tips for setting up a rip-roaringly successful challenge!


  • Nearly 100 billion rice grains raised
  • Over 5 million people fed
  • Over 1.4 million registered players
  • Over 47,000 questions published
  • Over 40,000 groups registered
  • Over 150 Youtube fan videos posted

Grab a banner below: To place a banner on your blog or website: Pick the size that's right for your site, highlight the banner's code, copy, choose area on your site to display the banner, and paste the code into the HTML version.

↓ 125 x 125 pixels:

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Our award winning site was created by John Breen (a Harvard professor passionate about fighting world hunger) as a learning tool for his kids’ college entrance exams in 2007. He donated it to the World Food Programme in 2009.