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




Own a “Peace of Woodstock” and Help Support WhyHunger

Music has long held the power to fuel social change and is part of WhyHunger’s origin story. Since our founding by Harry Chapin, we have mobilized artists and their fans to raise funds, build awareness and spark action. WhyHunger has partnered with hundreds of musicians, photographers and chefs to support

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Food Sovereignty And Agrarian Reform in Nicaragua

Editor’s Note:  In January, WhyHunger staff joined a 10-day delegation coordinated by the Friends of the ATC – a solidarity network that supports the Asociación de Trabajadores del Campo (Rural Workers’ Association) Nicaragua, which brought together a diverse group of people from grassroots & social justice organizations, farmworkers from across the U.S., Canada, Germany

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SB 5438 Unanimously Passes in WA House Bringing Hope for H2A Farmworker Protections

BELLINGHAM, WA April 12, 2019 – Thursday afternoon, the Washington State House of Representatives cast their votes for SB 5438, “Concerning the H-2A temporary agricultural program” a bill that would fund the establishment of an office specifically tasked with monitoring labor, housing, and health and safety requirements for farms using

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