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

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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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Highlights


86%

goes directly to
program work.

86% OF OUR DONATIONS GOES DIRECTLY TO OUR PROGRAMS

BLOGS

Statement from WhyHunger on New Unemployment Numbers: “Food banks and food pantries are not going to be able to absorb this level of need.”

Noreen Springstead, executive director, WhyHunger, issued the following statement regarding the newest unemployment numbers amid the COVID-19 pandemic:
“Another 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment, adding to the 3.3 million who filed the previous week. This astronomical increase in unemployment is a strong indicator that an equally staggering rise in

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Limited Resources and Increasing Demand: How the COVID-19 Crisis is Putting Emergency Food Organizations Under Pressure

There are now more confirmed Coronavirus cases in the U.S. than in any other country. As the severity of the crisis escalates, empty grocery store shelves and panicked shoppers are becoming an all too common scene. Yet as people stockpile food and supplies, more and more people in the U.S.

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The People Providing Our Food Are Essential; We Must Treat Them That Way

Healthcare workers are heroically fighting the COVID-19 pandemic the best they can, improvising and innovating, despite federal disinvestment, the deprioritization of science, and a mentality of corporate profit over people. They are working tirelessly while putting their lives on the line — as are food workers

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