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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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BLOGS

Youth Solidarity: Building Beyond COVID

Can grassroots organizations build power during a global pandemic? If it depends on the Brazilian youth, the answer is a resounding yes! The Youth Uprising Movement, Levante Popular da Juventude – a youth-led social movement – has been setting up mutual aid networks in 21 states led by youth in […]

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The ROOT Report – Stories From the Frontlines: Farmers in Brazil Step Up to Meet Critical COVID-19 Needs

        WhyHunger has been in touch with our partners across the country and the globe to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their communities and what they’re doing to help. What we’ve heard has been both heartbreaking and inspiring—further demonstrating the critical role of grassroots organizations […]

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WhyHunger’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund Provides Emergency Support in the Wake of Historic Hunger Crisis

Comprehensive approach addresses broad impact and needs across the food system New York (May 11, 2020)  – As unemployment continues to soar and food banks and pantries struggle to meet skyrocketing demand, WhyHunger— a leader in the movement to end hunger and advance the human right to nutritious food in […]

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