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YOUR BEANS HELP FEED PEOPLE

You play a variety of online quizzes to collect delicious beans.

I donate to food charities based on the amount of beans collected.

Together we'll help fight hunger in our local communities.

BEANS DONATED AS OF NOV 2018:

5,632,200

Lots of people ask: do you actually donate beans? I used to think that was the best way to do things, but it makes much more sense to simply convert the amount of digital beans collected by players into a dollar amount. This dollar amount is then donated to charity.

Since charities can purchase food at wholesale prices, this is a MUCH more efficient way of giving then by actually bringing in beans to a food bank. For example, Feeding America can fund 10 full meals for only $1!

However, food aid for developing countries often hurts much more than it helps by decimating local farming economies. That's why I never donate to international food aid charities, instead focusing on US-based food banks and natural disaster relief efforts.

DONATION FORMULA


TOTAL BEANS 'donated' by players
MINUS beans donated via bots
MINUS beans donated with adblock
DIVIDED BY 2500 (beans per lb)
TIMES 0.8 (dollars per lb)
EQUALS the cash amount I donate

PROOF OF DONATIONS


• Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Relief
• Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
• Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
• Feeding America
• Northern California Fire Relief

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do you actually donate beans?

No, the beans are just a fun visualization. As stated earlier, I convert the amount of beans 'donated' by players into a cash figure – which is then donated to charity. This is a significantly more effective way of fighting hunger.

If you answer a question incorrectly, are your beans deducted from future donations?

Nope! If you get a question wrong, I don't deduct your beans from my donation totals. That would be low-key evil. I simply don't count these beans when it's time to donate to a charity.

Who pays for the donations?

I pay for the donations, mostly through money earned by the advertising that appears on this site. Additional funding comes from players supporting this project via PayPal.

Can't I just run a bot, or enable an adblocker?

Do not use bots or adblockers when playing BeanBeanBean! This website is supported by ad revenue, so players who cheat the system with those methods will not have their beans counted.

Which charities do you donate to?

I donate mostly to US-based food banks, with the occasional donation to natural disaster relief efforts. Check out the 'Proof of Donations' section above for details.


© 2018 Ethan Dirks