Nutritious Food
is a Human Right.
Nutritious Food
is a
Human Right.
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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.

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When in doubt, do something. Harry Chapin | Singer-Songwriter and Musician OUR ROOTS WhyHunger Co-founder


WhyHunger Statement on the U.S. Capitol Insurrection

For so many in America and around the world, last week’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol was not a surprise. The violent attempt to unlawfully subvert a legitimate election outcome was the physical expression of longstanding vehement opposition to equity, freedom, human rights, and democracy. This type of terror is […]

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In the Face of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Hungerthon Campaign Raises Over $1 Million to End Hunger

WhyHunger’s 35th annual campaign collaborates with celebrity ambassadors and partners to raise awareness and funds to meet growing need New York (January 6, 2021) —WhyHunger, a leader in the movement to end hunger and advance the human right to nutritious food in the U.S. and around the world, today announced […]

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PLAY ON: Celebrating the Power of Music to Make Change

PLAY ON: Celebrating the Power of Music to Make Change Powerful Primetime Broadcast Concert Special Hosted by Kevin Bacon and Eve December 15 on CBS Raises More Than $7 Million to benefit the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. and WhyHunger Exciting Musical Performances Included Bon Jovi, LL COOL […]

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