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 Last Government Shutdown Sent Some Federal Employees to Food Banks. But 46 Million Americans Face Hunger Year-Round-Shutdown Or No

Border security negotiations begin anew this week in an effort to avoid shutdown 2.0. But two anti-hunger experts argue that lawmakers should really be focused on the precarity of our federal social safety net and a low-wage economy where crisis is just a missed paycheck or two away.
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Hunger On College Campuses: Why Are Students In America Going To Class On An Empty Stomach?

It is part of the Hollywood version of the American college experience, to be a broke student surviving on instant noodles in a dormitory. But hunger on college campuses in America is so much more than a plot line. In one of the most developed countries in the world, tens

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Emergency Support Needed As Community Organizations Rebuild After Devastating Dam Collapse In Brazil

All photos courtesy of Ricardo Stuckert
On January 25th, a dam collapsed in southeastern Brazil unleashing a devastating torrent of toxic mining waste that killed at least 120 people and wiped out homes, businesses and crops in surrounding villages. Government reports estimate 159 people are still missing, but WhyHunger’s local partners

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