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Join Us! Google+ Hangout on Food Marketing to Kids with Anna Lappe and Michele Simon
For the health of our economy, health care system, and the future of the nation, it’s critical that kids develop healthy eating habits. But as parents, caregivers and school food directors know all too well, that’s easier said than done. Why? In part, it turns out, because getting kids to eat healthy isn’t a fair fight. Food corporations pour nearly $2 billion into marketing junk food to kids every year! Can humble broccoli or non-artificially-colored carrots stand a chance against those ad dollars?
Join us for a live Google+ Hangout food marketing to kids and learn how to fight back on Friday, November 22nd 12:00-12:40 PST | 3:00-3:40 EST Learn More >
2013 Food Sovereignty Prize: One Week Away
According to Michael Pollan, “The Food Sovereignty Prize has emerged as an important alternative to the World Food Prize. Its recognition of people working to promote genuine and sustainable food security, rather than simple food production, is needed and welcome.”
Join us on October 15, 7pm, in NYC! www.foodsovereigntyprize.org Learn More >
Food Justice in the Time of Human Rights Violations: Daira Quinones’ Struggle for Urban Agriculture, Culture, and Child Nutrition in Bogota
I had traveled to Bogota, Colombia, to visit WhyHunger’s partner organization, the Foundation for Art and Culture of the Pacific (FUNDARTECP). FUNDARTE is based in Bogota and run by Daira Quinones, an Afro-Colombian leader in urban agriculture and creative micro-enterprise. Daira works primarily with indigenous and Afro-Colombian women who were forcibly displaced from their homes and have moved to Bogota, where they can recover their traditions and their lives. Learn More >
Stories from the National Hunger Hotline: Kids Call, Too
“National Hunger Hotline, how can I help you?”
“Hi, I, um, I got this sheet at my school, and I was wondering where we could maybe get food or something… I dunno,” a nervous young voice asks.
“Sure, like a summer feeding site?”
“I guess, I just, I dunno, somewhere where me and my brother can go get food. My mom’s at work and we’re hungry.”
Learn about the resources the National Hunger Hotline can provide to those who call -- even kids. Learn More >
Crowd Funding for Grassroots Organizations: An Overview
Due to a long history of being funded by donations, nonprofits are sometimes referred to as the original crowdfunders. Today, though, crowdfunding websites raised over $2.5 billion in 2012 – and can be a real asset to nonprofits and grassroots organizations. Before you start, check out our overview of some of the most popular crowdfunding sites and how they can help you! Learn More >
2013 Food Sovereignty Prize Honorees Announced
WhyHunger is proud to join the US Food Sovereignty Alliance in congratulating the honorees of the 2013 Food Sovereignty Prize! Learn More >
Food and Farm Bill: What Now?
The Food and Farm Bill is on the move again, as Congress attempts to pass the legislation before the one-year extension of the bill expires on September 30. The latest maneuvers are almost unprecedented in the history of the Food and Farm Bill as we know it: the House of Representatives has passed a new version of the bill without the entire nutrition title, which includes all of the funding for SNAP (formerly food stamps). Learn More >
Global Mobilization for the Right to Food
In the face of corporations not only attempting to control the food system, but to control the very policies and institutions that are supposed to be protecting us, the only fighting chance that people’s movements across the globe have is to be vigilant, organized and unified. This was the resounding message at the launch of the Global Network for the Right to Food and Nutrition on June 24 in Vienna, Austria, as part of activities around the Vienna + 20 meetings on human rights. Learn More >
Get inspired and grow your program! Learn from other communities' innovative projects to increase access to healthy food and build community power. Explore WhyHunger's resources and opportunities including the Community Learning Project for Food Justice and the Harry Chapin Self-Reliance Awards. Learn more >
Food Security Learning Center
The Food Security Learning Center examines how our food system is connected, how our food grows, what we eat, where it comes from, who goes hungry, and why. You'll find research, policy, model program profiles, articles, media and ways to get involved. Learn more >