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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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Documentary on WhyHunger Co-founder Harry Chapin, ‘Harry Chapin: When in Doubt Do Something,’ Premieres on World Food Day 2020

“Harry Chapin was one of the greatest storytellers of all time. He wanted to change the world. And he did.” — Ken Kragen, Harry Chapin manager Harry Chapin: When in Doubt, Do Something, a new documentary released today, on World Food Day, captures the life story of WhyHunger co-founder, activist, […]

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WhyHunger x Run For Good Join Forces to End Child Hunger

      WhyHunger has partnered with Run For Good to offer a free wellness platform linking physical activity and charitable giving for fitness enthusiasts where you can track your activities while raising awareness and funds to fight hunger. We have launched a fundraising campaign powered by Run For Good […]

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The ROOT Report: From Soil to Sanctuary: Building Black Food Sovereignty

          What started as a 1,500 square foot lawn in front of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland now annually produces over 1,000 pounds of fresh food for the community and has sparked a movement involving over fifty churches across the United States. “Black Churches […]

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