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




Recap: Panel Discussion on New U.N. Report “Agricultural Workers and the Right to Food”

On October 25th, Hilal Elver, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food released the report, “Agricultural Workers and the Right to Food.” In it, Elver exposes the many barriers to the right to food faced by agricultural workers, who comprise one-third of the world’s workforce. To better understand

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The Struggle Continues: MPP and the Brazilian Fisherfolk Advance the Right to Food

From resisting displacement to advocating for fishers’ rights, Brazilian fisherfolk have long engaged in actions of resistance to protect their land and communities. In September, two members of WhyHunger’s ally, Movimento de Pescadores e Pescadoras (MPP), or the Movement of Artisanal Fishermen and Fisherwomen, visited the WhyHunger office in

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WhyHunger 33rd Hungerthon Campaign Launches Today and You Can Help

Recent hunger stats show that 40 million Americans, including more than 12 million children don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Far too many people, many of them working, struggle to put food on the table and meet their basic needs. Everyone has a right to nutritious food.

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