A Lesson In The History of WhyHunger’s Artists Against Hunger & Poverty Program

Working with artists and the music community is part of the fabric of WhyHunger, starting with our founder, the late musician and activist Harry Chapin, and our current Executive Director, radio host Bill Ayres. Harry Chapin served as WhyHunger’s chief spokesperson and fundraiser, so when he tragically passed away in 1981, the music community rallied to help keep donations coming in to support WhyHunger and our mission. Tapping into the power of music to raise funds, increase awareness and help motivate change, WhyHunger started the Artists Against Hunger & Poverty program.

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Artists Against Hunger & Poverty offers artists, the artist community and the music industry the opportunity to use their voices to support the movement to end hunger and poverty. Over $13 million has been raised to support innovative and effective community-based organizations fighting hunger and ensuring the right to nutritious food for all in communities all across the world.  Today, artist ambassadors include founding member Bruce Springsteen, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Brandi Carlile, Jackson Browne, Papa Roach, Trampled By Turtles and many more.

Here are some of the amazing artists currently showing their support as AAH&P Ambassadors:

Artists Against Hunger & Poverty Welcomes Dirty Heads as New Artist Ambassadors

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We’re excited to welcome Dirty Heads as our newest Artists Against Hunger & Poverty ambassador! Through our Summer Meals Rock for Kids campaign, the band has donated tickets and meet & greets to shows along their current U.S. summer tour. Proceeds from the auctions will help connect children in need with nutritious food during the summer months when childhood hunger spikes in the U.S. Place your bids now as these shows are selling out!

Find about more about the release of the band’s new album “Sound of Change” and partnership with WhyHunger and Hard Rock on our website.

Electronic Dance Music Against Hunger and Poverty

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DJ Slava V and WhyHunger came together for one unforgettable night of electronic music and fun at The Spot at Trump Soho on July 17. Slava V spun dance mixes and proceeds from ticket sales were donated to WhyHunger. The DJ’s “Slava V Podcast” celebrates its first year this month and features live DJ sets of his best picks in today’s EDM. His entire live set from the WhyHunger event made up the 14th episode of his podcast and can be listened to here. Check out more photos from the event here.

Katrina Moore