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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.

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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COVID-19, Health Disparities and Slower Forms of Racial Violence

Back in April, Governor Andrew Cuomo shared a Tweet in which he referred to the coronavirus as “the Great Equalizer.” He was not the only one; Madonna used the same phrase in a video to her fans. This arguably represented the attitude toward the pandemic in its early days- we’re […]

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From Climate Change to COVID, Human Rights Issues Are Intensified in Indigenous Communities Across the U.S.

WhyHunger has been working hard to assess the situation for our allies and partners on the ground struggling to feed and care-take during the coronavirus pandemic. For the majority of our partners, COVID is clearly exposing what has been an ongoing humanitarian crisis of food insecurity in both rural and […]

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WhyHunger’s Partner, the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), Donating $100 for Each New Enrollment

Ending hunger and advancing the human right to nutritious food is of paramount importance to us, and we’re thrilled to team up with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), the world’s largest nutrition and health coaching school, as our partner in achieving our mission! Until Monday, July 27th, IIN will […]

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