Nutritious Food
is a Human Right.
Nutritious Food
is a
Human Right.
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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.

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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.

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Support communities working to transform our food system by building social justice and striking at the root causes of hunger and poverty.

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

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WhyHunger Joins Millions to Call Out Unjust UN Food Systems Summit

          WhyHunger stands ​in solidarity with the hundreds of grassroots organizations and social movements, representing over 380 million people around the globe, that are directly denouncing and protesting the upcoming UN Food Systems Summit. Calling out the corporate takeover of the summit, more than 300 organizations […]

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USFSA Documents the Fight for Food Sovereignty in the USA

by Timothy Karoff   In October of 2018, the US Food Sovereignty Alliance (USFSA) hosted its fourth National Assembly. Representatives from seventy-one organizations and seven countries trekked to Bellingham, Washington, where they shared knowledge, strategized, and drafted demands for a just food system. Over the assembly’s three-day run, the USFSA […]

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HARRY CHAPIN: THE SHORT STORY OF A REMARKABLE LIFE

Reflections from Bill Ayres, WhyHunger Co-Founder & Ambassador Harry Chapin was a SINGER, SONGWRITER, MUSICIAN, SOCIAL ACTIVIST, HUSBAND, FATHER, DREAMER and my good friend and partner.  He died forty years ago this July, but his spirit and legacy remain. I met Harry in 1973 when I started to host an […]

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