Need help? Search for free food sites across the U.S.

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.

Powerful solutions to hunger are already here. Get The Root Report, delivered weekly to your inbox.
We’ll never share your email. Read our privacy policy.

News & Upcoming Events

Slide Slide Slide Slide Slide Slide Slide Slide See Full Calendar



goes directly to
program work.


When in doubt, do something. Harry Chapin | Singer-Songwriter and Musician OUR ROOTS WhyHunger Co-founder


Post-Election, The Fight for Food Justice Continues: A Message from WhyHunger

Three weeks ago, we witnessed historic voter turnout and then waited days on edge for election results that have further divided the nation. This week, we saw record-breaking COVID-19 infection rates and WhyHunger volunteers answered more and more Hunger Hotline calls from people struggling to put food on their tables. […]

Read More

What’s in a Name: An Analysis of the Ideological Dispute over Regenerative Agriculture

By Betty Fermin and Joao Fonseca Industrialized agriculture has been depleting the environment of carbon and releasing it into the atmosphere for decades. It contributes 23% of total greenhouse gas emissions and it has turned about 50% of organic matter from the soil into carbon dioxide that is released into […]

Read More

Lace Up & Join WhyHunger’s Race to Give Thanks

Lace up your sneakers and get ready for a new Thanksgiving Day tradition. WhyHunger is teaming up with Run For Good, a new app linking physical fitness and charitable giving, to host the Race to Give Thanks, a virtual charity run on Thanksgiving Day! On November 26, at 9am ET, […]

Read More

Subscribe to our e-newsletter.