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




From The Intern’s Desk: Brooklyn’s Campaign Against Hunger

Typical office-based internship experiences are not mobile and the work done, even if the work is community-focused, happens from behind the desk. Partnering with Bed-Stuy’s Campaign Against Hunger was a new and exciting experience for me and the WhyHunger Summer 18’ interns who were looking forward to learning through hands-on

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What We’re Reading: Article Round-Up

At WhyHunger we know it’s important to stay critically informed on the issues related to hunger and poverty, while also uplifting the voices, stories and successes of grassroots food justice advocates. So, every couple of weeks we’ll be sharing a compilation of articles that highlight the intersections of racial, social

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The 2018 Farm Bill Is a Crisis of Democracy

This is an Op-ed first published by The Hill.
The social contract between our government and its people is hanging on by a thread. If the 2018 Farm Bill is any indication of the strength of that last thread, we are in trouble.
With its origins in the New Deal,

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