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Artists, Music & Technology Companies Unite for SongAid to Benefit WhyHunger’s Rapid Response Fund

Fans Stream Exclusive Music Donated by Cindy Blackman Santana & Carlos Santana, Tom Morello, DMC, The Silkroad Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma, Wilco and more to Support COVID-19 Hunger Relief   New York (May 26, 2020) – The music and technology industries have joined forces to launch SongAid, an ongoing effort […]

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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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