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




Partner Video Spotlight: The HUB

WhyHunger partners with organizations around the world, like Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, that work to address the root causes of hunger and build a grassroots-led movement for social justice. Watch this video highlighting their innovative work that puts people, dignity and community-led solutions first.


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WhyHunger’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

This holiday season, give meaningful gifts that make a difference in the fight against hunger, poverty and social injustice. We’ve compiled our annual WhyHunger Holiday Gift Guide, a collection of 15 unique, staff favorites that support the work of WhyHunger, our valued partners and other charitable organizations or companies that

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Restoring My Indigeneity: Reflections on South Africa Agroecology Exchange by a Queer Black Urban Farmer, Dean Jackson

A delegation of seven African American, Latinx, and Mexican farmers and farmworkers from the US, including WhyHunger’s own Corbin Laedlein, traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa to participate in the second South Africa-US Agroecology Exchange co-organized by the US Food Sovereignty Alliance. This is the first in an article series by

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