Blog entry It’s National School Lunch Week!

10 October 2011

No one can say it better than US President Barack Obama: “Children are… (the) greatest treasure, and ensuring their health is one of our most important duties… Our children's continued ability to… reach their full potential will depend on what we do now to secure their future.”

While National School Lunch Week in the US is dedicated to fighting childhood obesity, we’d like to take the opportunity to dedicate lunch hours to raising rice for kids who don’t have access to sufficient nutrition.

The rice you raise on Freerice goes to school meals provided by the World Food Programme. In countries where school attendance is low and child malnutrition rates are high, the promise of at least one nutritious meal each day boosts school enrolment and promotes regular attendance.

So we challenge you during National School Lunch Week – whether you’re in the US or not – to raise 1,000 grains of rice every lunch and help build a better future for our children.

Let us know your scores in the comments section below!

Freerice is maintained by and supports the United Nations World Food Programme, the world's largest humanitarian organisation fighting hunger worldwide. To find out more go to

Tue, 11/15/2011 - 10:28 Bakhita Fung

2480 grains today. I hope i can get lots more!! :)
We gotta keep going....

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 02:47 tazemaster

My total is 7,250, and I did 3000 today. I only started like three days ago though, and I'm trying to do at least a thousand a day, so hopefully someday I'll have way more!

Sat, 10/29/2011 - 22:57 Lukacena

This is amazing! I can help hungry students AND have fun. I have only donated 1,000 grains of rice so far, but give me time, I'll have donated enough to fill the continent of Asia!
I'm only 13 and in the 8th grade, but it makes me feel good to know I've done a small part in a big situation.

Tue, 10/25/2011 - 03:05 Drastic

I've donated over 70 thousand grains of rice and im only still a student. i feel great for helping out these kids all over the world.

Sat, 10/22/2011 - 20:49 dolphins2

I plan to get really good at my grammar while helping cure children's hunger around the world. This is a really wonderful website! I should suggest to my school about using it! <3

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 16:38 Pushpa Selvam

I donate today rice 9000 grains toNSLW.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 15:55 Pushpa Selvam

I donate 6000 grains of rice today to NSLW.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:25 Pushpa Selvam

I donate 13000 grains of rice today.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 03:35 anikan7

yay this is my first day and almost 9000 grains!! took like an hour lol.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 01:00 littlefighter

Oh snap better earn some to make up for that I've missed XD

Thu, 10/13/2011 - 14:40 Pushpa Selvam

I donates 7000 grains today to National School Lunch Week.

Wed, 10/12/2011 - 11:00 Pushpa Selvam

I donate Today's rice 25000 grains, until now I got , to National School Lunch Programme.

Wed, 10/12/2011 - 02:59 HorseCr8zy

Not earning to much rice. Will definitely try harder!

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 19:28 kitkatqueen

1670 grains and I've only been registered for 15 minutes!

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 18:39 Michael James Tucker nice for us to work to raise these kids by Freerice :3
its feels kinda parently :D

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 14:09 Pushpa Selvam

Sorry,21000 grains to NSLP.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 14:07 Pushpa Selvam

I will donate today''s rice until now 21000 to National School Lunch Week.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:32 Anton Chan

@shirley18225 I had only donated 25740 grains of rice. I really wish I were you.

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 10:10 Anton Chan

I just donated 1000 grains of rice. Join me and support the National School Lunch Week together!

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 09:58 shirley18225

Yay! First to comment! I have earned 66460 grains throughout a year.

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