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




The Proposed Federal FY 2019 Budget Would Greatly Harm Families Who Need Food Assistance, So What Can We Do About It?

Stay vigilant.
By now most people have heard about the asinine proposal in the federal FY 2019 Budget by the Trump Administration to cut SNAP benefits and peoples’ food choices that would further stigmatize those in need of food and suggests that the government can best decide on how you

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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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WhyHunger Statement on Proposed FY 2019 Budget

WhyHunger joins the anti-hunger community in calling out this ridiculous proposal to replace existing SNAP dollars with government selected, packaged food. In addition to the many critical questions raised about efficiency, logistics and cost, the potential damage to the millions of seniors, children, working families and individuals who rely on

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