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




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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Biochemical Backyards: Hawai’i Fights Back

There are traces of 38 different pesticides in the body of Malia Kahale’inia Chun’s youngest daughter.
It wasn’t until after Chun, a single mother, and her daughters moved to the western island of Hawai’i called Kauaʻi that she discovered her new neighbors were chemical test sites; the corn fields that

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