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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.

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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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Lace Up & Join WhyHunger’s Race to Give Thanks

Lace up your sneakers and get ready for a new Thanksgiving Day tradition. WhyHunger is teaming up with Run For Good, a new app linking physical fitness and charitable giving, to host the Race to Give Thanks, a virtual charity run on Thanksgiving Day! On November 26, at 9am ET, […]

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The ROOT Report: Good Bones: Building the Infrastructure of a Just Food System

          For more than 6 years, Earth-Bound Building has created functional, durable, and affordable homes and farm infrastructure for rural landowners and farmers in Southern Maryland. As a Black-owned cooperative, they are also building a new kind of economy that’s rooted in sharing resources, supporting one […]

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Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) Holds Virtual Wellness Symposium to Benefit WhyHunger

This Saturday, October 24, from 12-5pm, our partner Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) are offering yet another exciting opportunity to support healthy living and the right to nutritious food: a virtual wellness symposium! IINVirtual’s “Leaving Normal Behind: How to Thrive in our New World” is a five-hour wellness program packed […]

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