The website That Builds Your Vocabulary and Donates Rice To the Poor-Truth!
Summary of eRumor:
The email tells you about the website www.freerice.com, which is described as having been started by a father trying to help his sons improve their vocabularies and their awareness of world hunger as well.
The site is authentic.
You are offered a sequence of vocabulary words and choices of what the words may mean. If you choose the right meaning of the word, twenty grains of rice are donated through the United Nations to help end world hunger.
It went online in October, 2007, and experienced such fast growth that within a matter of weeks enough rice was donated by web users to feed 125,000 people.
It was founded by online fundraising pioneer John Breen who also runs Poverty.com.