Our Approach

We don’t just ask why. We find solutions to hunger that transform and last. Our answer is to build power with grassroots initiatives that nourish people and enrich communities.

Enrich Communities

Invest in sustainable, grassroots solutions and training programs that help community members grow their own food, elevate their voice and share their knowledge with others.

Nourish People

Connect people to nutritious and affordable food through the most comprehensive database of emergency food access organizations in the U.S.

Build Power

Support communities working to transform our food system by building social justice and striking at the root causes of hunger and poverty.

News & Upcoming Events




Serving Up Locally Grown Foods to Residents of the Mississippi Delta

The Mississippi Delta is one of the most fertile areas in the country—its rich soil is perfect for growing sweet potatoes, greens, peas, watermelons and much more. Yet the area struggles with pervasive hunger, and many residents do not have access to healthy food.
Delta Fresh

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Own a “Peace of Woodstock” and Help Support WhyHunger

Music has long held the power to fuel social change and is part of WhyHunger’s origin story. Since our founding by Harry Chapin, we have mobilized artists and their fans to raise funds, build awareness and spark action. WhyHunger has partnered with hundreds of musicians, photographers and chefs to support

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Food Sovereignty And Agrarian Reform in Nicaragua

Editor’s Note:  In January, WhyHunger staff joined a 10-day delegation coordinated by the Friends of the ATC – a solidarity network that supports the Asociación de Trabajadores del Campo (Rural Workers’ Association) Nicaragua, which brought together a diverse group of people from grassroots & social justice organizations, farmworkers from across the U.S., Canada, Germany

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