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




The ROOT Report: Changing the face of farming

Lorrie Clevenger of Rise & Root Farm admits that as a young person, farming was never on her list of dream careers. Growing up Black in a white family in rural Missouri, Lorrie looked at the surrounding farmland and saw that it was owned and worked

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The ROOT Report: It’s Never Just About Food

For more than 20 years, the Women’s Association for the Development of Sacatepéquez (AFEDES) has organized to protect buen vivir, or good living in harmony with the earth, for women in Guatemala. As a group composed mostly of Indigenous Mayan Kaqchikel women, they struggle everyday to

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The ROOT Report: Teens Nourishing Community

Growing up in the Caribbean, Sam and her brother could always count on healthy meals at home and school lunches prepared with whole foods and fresh ingredients. However, after moving to New York City, rather than grocery stores and farmers’ markets, they found their neighborhood full

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