CLARK, NJ –Seventh and eighth grade students at Saint John the Apostle School have joined together with classmates and their families to answer trivia questions to fuel a program that helps feed those in need.

Students are participating in Freerice, an initiative run by the United Nations World Food Programme.   Each time a trivia question is answered correctly, sponsors provide WFP with the cash equivalent of 10 grains of rice.

School officials report that to date, Saint John the Apostle students have raised over 50K grains of rice by correctly answering trivia questions.   The trivia challenge will continue for students, who are learning about the spirit of giving and service to others as part of their faith-based education.

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According to the Freerice webpage, the organization is “saving lives in emergencies and changing lives for millions through sustainable development. WFP works in more than 80 countries around the world, feeding people caught in conflict and disasters, and laying the foundations for a better future.”

Saint John the Apostle School is a faith-centered academic community based on the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.  They commit to serve all regardless of race, nationality or religion.  To prepare students to be responsible adults in an ever-changing world, their goal is to focus on academic excellence as well as instill spiritual, moral and social values.   Registration is ongoing.  Call the school office at 732-388-1360 for additional information or visit our website at