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

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


WhyHunger Testimony Submitted for the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition & Health

  WhyHunger Testimony Submitted for the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition & Health July 14, 2022   Introduction Hunger is solvable. Solutions to hunger and adequate nutrition already exist across the U.S. They are multi-faceted and interwoven and can be found in the ways communities most impacted by hunger, […]

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A Q&A With The Chapin Sisters: Keeping Harry’s Legacy Alive

by Mackenzie Nolan   On July 16th, we honored the 41st anniversary of the passing of our co-founder, Harry Chapin. Harry’s impact on WhyHunger, and the world, has truly been larger-than-life. Harry’s deep belief that nutritious food is a human right and that everyone deserves to live a life of dignity continues […]

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A Recap with AAH&P Ambassadors Colm Gavin & Emily Sangder: “Jeff’s Place: Celebrating the Music & Legacy of Harry Chapin”

by Mackenzie Nolan   Last month, Jeff Pulver hosted a special concert experience to honor the memory and music of WhyHunger’s co-founder, Harry Chapin. Harry Chapin embodied the artist/activist and was a visionary with a dream to end world hunger and poverty. Harry Chapin has shown the world and artists […]

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