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 Need For Twenty-First Century Reparations

In 1839, the U.S. government forced the ancestors of farmer Randy Woodley from their Cherokee land. Centuries later, white supremacists forced Randy and his family from that same soil. Now, Randy and his family are seeking reparations.
Reparations within the U.S. context represent any efforts to compensate individuals and communities

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From The Intern’s Desk: Brooklyn’s Campaign Against Hunger

Typical office-based internship experiences are not mobile and the work done, even if the work is community-focused, happens from behind the desk. Partnering with Bed-Stuy’s Campaign Against Hunger was a new and exciting experience for me and the WhyHunger Summer 18’ interns who were looking forward to learning through hands-on

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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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