Nutritious Food
is a Human Right.
Nutritious Food
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Human Right.
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When in doubt, do something. Harry Chapin | Singer-Songwriter and Musician OUR ROOTS WhyHunger Co-founder


WhyHunger Honors Davis Polk Partner and Tony-winning Producer Brian Resnick with the Harry Chapin Humanitarian Award for Drum Together Campaign

New York (October 20, 2021) – WhyHunger’s Come Together event took place at the City Winery in New York City last night, honoring Tony-winning producer and Davis Polk partner Brian Resnick with the Harry Chapin Humanitarian Award. Emceed by Pete Dominick, the event gathered over 350 guests including Liberty DeVitto, […]

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Come Together, Right Now: Ringo Starr, Max Weinberg, Matt Cameron, Jim Keltner, Steve Gadd, Cindy Blackman Santana and Nandi Bushell Team Up for WhyHunger Campaign

WhyHunger’s Drum Together features over 100 of the world’s greatest drummers for a newly released version of The Beatles’ iconic song “Come Together” to end hunger NEW YORK (October 4, 2021) – Harnessing the power of music to spark change, some of the world’s best celebrity drummers have joined forces […]

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Root Report: Repairing to Regenerate: Northeast Farmers of Color Land Trust

Farming and agriculture were once a major source of wealth for Black American families. In 1910, up to 80% of the Black middle- and upper-class families owned farms. But by the turn of the 21st century, 90 percent of that land was lost. According to 2017 USDA data, there are 3.4 million farmers in the U.S. and only 1.3% identify as Black, 2.3% as Native American or Alaskan Native, and less than 1% as Asian American.

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