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




At a Crossroads in the UK: Can charity and social justice co-exist in the response to food poverty? By Alison Cohen

By Alison Cohen, Senior Director of Programs, WhyHunger
“In the past five years in the UK, we have seen a steep rise in the number of people seeking emergency food aid in the form of charitable provision, signalling permanence to the existence of food banks. In Canada and the USA,

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Hungerthon Raises $1 Million

WhyHunger announced today that its annual Hungerthon campaign raised over $1 million for the third year in a row. Funds raised through Hungerthon support innovative community-based solutions to hunger in America, ensuring everyone has access to nutritious food and can build a future free from hunger and food insecurity.

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Historic Moment! United Nations General Assembly Adopts the Declaration on the Rights to Peasants

Reported by Alison Cohen and Colin Lawton
For the past 2 months, #PeasantRightsNow has been the focal point of a delegation from across the globe led by La Via Campesina.  Representing millions of farmers, landless people, rural women and youth, indigenous people, migrants and agricultural workers in 70 countries, this

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