Blog entry World Freerice Week: 6 Degrees of Freerice

02 February 2012

You may have noticed something different about Here’s a hint - look up, towards the top right of this screen, just next to "About" and "English"? See it yet? Now you get the idea: we're launching the first ever, official World Freerice Week from February 6 - 11!

Our inaugural theme - 6 Degrees of Freerice - is based on the 6 Degrees of Separation theory that explains how you and I are connected to every other person on earth through at most six other people. What does that mean? Simply put – you’re connected to someone who doesn’t have enough to eat today. A pretty shocking realization, right?

Now, imagine this: if you commit to recruiting six of your friends and family to play Freerice, and ask that they recruit another six, and so on... our online movement to fight hunger will exponentially explode! The more people who register and play Freerice – and the more they recruit their network to join – the more hungry people can get the food they need to live!

You already know the difference you make by playing Freerice. Now, we need you to help get your friends, family and community involved too.

You probably don’t need another incentive than fighting hunger and getting smarter to play Freerice, but in case you did, there are prizes to be won too!

Plus, we’re giving you banners for your blog, avatars for Facebook and Twitter to “Freerice-ify” your profile and posters to spread the word in your schools and community! You can find these at

And, as always, don’t forget to Tweet and post on Facebook “6Degrees of Freerice”!

Wed, 02/08/2012 - 05:39 Skye_race

Will you please join my group? It is called Freerice6 Hunger Fighters. Don't forget to remind 6 people

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 18:16 Lizerice

posting on facebook and definetley going to tell my Care2 friends :) Yay

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 13:04 gregsa

That's great idea, come join my group Freerice6_Ptuj_rice_donators . Let's have fun & let's donate !

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 07:51 JamieAnn37

Will my group count if it was opened before February 6?

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 00:02 Nate05Bears

One of my teachers tells us to play this in our free time. I don't know if anyone made an account but they still count for donating rice.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 20:34 recycledsoul7

Thank you for your efforts to help the hungry. It's another example of "let peace begin with me."

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 01:28 Li Xin

I'm going to tell my friends.
And a suggestion: I don't think that the registration thing is working, because it makes people think you need to register to play, and some people don't like to give their emails away, or go through the trouble of registering. So if the registration process was simpler, for example removing the email field, I think more people will play.

Sat, 02/04/2012 - 16:47 prianka_saha

By the way please join my brand new group, Hindus Fighting World Hunger, it is not only for Hindu people ;)

Sat, 02/04/2012 - 00:04 bbms56

good thing it is donating rice to the poor

Fri, 02/03/2012 - 18:55 MickieHere

I hope rhe ppl who are members REALLY take part in this. I kno i am!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fri, 02/03/2012 - 17:36

good idea

Fri, 02/03/2012 - 04:43 Xfactor

dats really cool

Thu, 02/02/2012 - 20:11 Hung4ry

Hope it generates a lot of interest and many more regular players.

Thu, 02/02/2012 - 17:08 T-Pain

It's not really a week if it takes place for 6 days. But still, a really good idea!

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