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Blog entry Can your favourite food change lives?

02 March 2011

Pepperoni pizza, nachos, chocolate cake – we all have a favorite meal, or several, that we share with friends, our families and on social networks.

But what if you could share your passion for food, and in the process provide a long term solution to hunger worldwide. This is the idea behind Wefeedback. It is a global, social media initiative that is providing school meals for school children in developing nations.

So can your favorite food change lives? Yes! Use the Wefeedback Calculator to work out how many children a Pepperoni pizza can feed: Wefeedback.org/calculator

Why are school meals important?
Providing a hot, nutritious meal at school increases attendance – parents are more likely to send their children to school rather than keep them home to work. And it helps them grow strong minds and bodies, and breaking the cycle of hunger.

Ensuring young girls get an education is particularly important to WFP – they are the key to fighting and preventing hunger.

When girls are educated they are more likely to be able to provide adequate food for their children in the future. Additionally, in many countries, women make up the bulk of agricultural labourers and are the backbone of food production systems.

International Women’s Day is coming up on March 8. Invest in the future of girls and contribute to a solution to hunger worldwide by joining the Freerice community on Wefeedback – Freericers already provided meals for over 1,600 children!

Also take a look at the meals Freericers like to feedback (Pizza, Burritos and anything with lots of calories feature).

Many thanks for all that you do!
Team Freerice

Comments
Thu, 04/28/2011 - 04:04 Julia Rush

i love pizza and i would love to help the world i would even give up pizza for one mounth

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 01:18 LukeBT

Cheese. Definitaly cheese.;D

Sun, 04/03/2011 - 19:57 RebelCaseyy

i absolutely love cookies<3

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 17:36 notfedss

omg like this is serouirs world hunger is a big issue

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 02:04 rolyat1472

That is great!!

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 19:00 emocj55

sweet n awsomeness

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 01:37 baby2521

that is amazing 7.50 cn feed 30 kids thats awesome, soooooo i could feed all those 30 kides checkers!

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 16:23 Ms. Price Class

really? do you think it would work i mean i am just 9

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 15:18 Adeline97

Do you think we should also start a website like this for fighting hunger? Maybe we can find a food company that is willing to cooperate and donate rice and fight hunger? :)

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 03:22 butter

THATS PEARTY COOL, MY FAV IS PIZZA!!!

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 02:06 sparklincucumba

whoa that is really amazing

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 00:24 Stewart Elementary

My favorite food would have to be macaroni and cheese but, I realize that I should be glad to get food and it makes me feel amazing knowing that free rice online can help for the people that don't. So if you read this and think you are board and don't want to stay on anymore, just go on whenever you have a few minutes before you have to do something. It will help you and someone else too!And if your like me (Kristin H) you will feel good after you donate some rice by playing. So what are you waiting for, go donate some rice!

Fri, 03/25/2011 - 17:17 RICEnomnomnom

Tacos! but pasta is cheaper since it doesn't need meat.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 00:56 wolvepack7

I think my favorite food would feed lots of childeren. What about yours?

Tue, 03/22/2011 - 23:58 wolvepack7

Mt favorite food is fried chicken!! But, my favorite dessert is apple pie. I even have a group called applepie.

Tue, 03/22/2011 - 23:56 wolvepack7

thats nice to feed childeren and I cant beleive that you/me can feed 30 kids just for 7.50!!

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 18:52 jmk 67

i lovs cheeseburgers

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 01:05 Ducky233

For $7.50, I can feed 30 children full of ramen noodles!!!!

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 17:56 SciencePro14

Wow! I never thought of my Fave Food is this point of view..... I have now clue of what my fave food is, but I will surely participate in the Wefeedback programs from now on. I also have a question, after we answer these questions, how does the rice/money for rice get to the people in need? And who are these people?

Thanks,
SciencePro14

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 19:44 bonetta_smiles

riceeee :D

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 19:43 bonetta_smiles

fooood :D

Tue, 03/15/2011 - 21:09 ammadxx1

instead of favorite meal, lets give our favorite nutricoius meal and drinks. Giving vitiamins

Sun, 03/13/2011 - 21:11 TootsieRoll101

I personally like popcorn! :D But a nutritous meal that's my favorite is BREAD! Bread helps you feel warm and its yummy, plus it helps hunger... A LOT! It makes me feel not hungry anymore. Really, it does!

Sat, 03/12/2011 - 05:18 FreeRiceRules14

totally agree!

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 23:10 joeys96

y do we have to do this

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 08:04 green_g

I agree a warm nutritious meal is very good for a child.

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 13:27 feiya

i don't even have a credit card D;

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 23:15 kid darkness

fReAkIn AmAzInG!!! :0

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 17:17 TayTayR

I think that this is a great idea. I can't wait to help more people!

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 17:12 biggestbieberbeliever

Amazing how we can all help each other!!!
but i do looooove food....:D

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 01:16 nana41400

That's awsome! Notawsome that some people are starving, but awsome about how we can help in another way.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 23:25 bukeprv5

that is great

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 19:18 talibear18

Thats insane

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 05:04 Mrm

A great idea. This will feed many children who need a nourishing meal.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 21:45 jtiptoe

wow what a great fact!

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 17:38 zacharygruth

how do i put a picture to represent my file?

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