ARTISTS AGAINST HUNGER AND POVERTY

Artists have a unique power to spark change. Since day one, WhyHunger and its co-founder, the late musician and activist Harry Chapin, have been mobilizing artists and their fans to raise funds, build awareness and spark action. WhyHunger has partnered with hundreds of musicians, photographers and chefs to support lasting solutions to hunger and build the movement for food justice.

Join artists like Bruce Springsteen, Yoko Ono Lennon, Aarón Sánchez, Carlos Santana, Brandi Carlile, Michael McDonald, Tom Morello, Trampled By Turtles and so many more to build a just, hunger free world.

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Carlos Santana
O.A.R.
Davy Knowles
Steve Bodner & Damaged Pies
I heard Bill Ayres as a guest DJ on E Street Radio on Sirius & was blow away by what he said about hunger in America. It feels like the hunger crisis in America is accepted or just plain ignored so it’s exciting for me to know that WhyHunger is there to help people in need find food & resources as well as offer support & guidance to artists who want to make a difference.

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Joe D’Urso
My involvement with WHYHunger can be summed up simply in a quote from Pete Seeger “good people, with live hearts, live minds, and live eyes.” – Joe D’Urso

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Tom Chapin
In a world with so many hungry people, WhyHunger is a beacon of hope.I am so proud to be a long-time supporter and Board member of this wonderful organization.

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Chris Oflyng
“As a child I began to have major concerns about hunger worldwide when my grandparents told me about poverty overseas and the agricultural and economic struggles people were facing. It grew even stronger as a teenager on a family trip to Seattle when I saw the needs of the people right in my home, America. I hope to use my crazy sense of humor and passion for travel to spread the word and help communities in need both domestically and abroad. I am proud and excited to be making a difference in the world by working with WhyHunger, an organization which focuses on the root causes of hunger and poverty.”

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The Clarks
Chicago
“We worked with WhyHunger on last year’s tour and invited everyone to help us do our small part to help feed America. They are a great organization and we are proud to work with them.” (Chicago’s Lee Loughnane)

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Marc Broussard
“WhyHunger embodies all that is good about the human spirit. Helping others in need is the simplest form of kindness and they do it on a daily basis.”

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Aarón Sánchez
Papa Roach
The Nutopians
Jackson Browne
Blurred Vision
“It is an honor for us to stand with Whyhunger in the fight against hunger and poverty. We truly believe that the root cause of most of our world’s problems stem from this major crisis, and Whyhunger is leading the path in the 21st century to a hunger and poverty free world”

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Jacob Whitesides
I strongly believe no one should ever go to bed hungry, and I’m thankful I have the power to make a difference. I look forward to working with WhyHunger and my amazing Whitesiders to eliminate the amount of hunger and poverty in the world

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Mark Weiss
My career as a photographer has been a dream come true. I am excited and thankful to be able to use my work to give back to the community by joining forces with WhyHunger— I would have never imagined, back when I was 15 years old and sneaking my camera into concerts, that I would make a living out of doing this. It’s time to spread the word that founder Harry Chapin started and do what one can to help those in need.

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Bleu
“Working with WhyHunger has given me the opportunity to get involved with both my local community and the world in a tangible way. I think issues of hunger and poverty are important to my friends, fans, and peers, but it’s often overwhelming to know how to help. WhyHunger makes it easy for us to connect and make a real difference.”

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Judy Gorman
It’s a privilege and a pleasure to work with Why Hunger. I make music because while “it doesn’t change the world – people do – sometimes music changes people” as Pete Seeger said. Indefensibly people go hungry for no shortage of food in our land but of a shortage of awareness, empathy and will on the part of those with the power to change this. Still it can be changed. Peace and democracy can only exist to the degree that we have economic justice and no one goes hungry.
Emily Kinney
Michael McDonald
Shane Hines
“Each day, most of us take regular meals as a given and yet there are still so many people that are unable to feed themselves, their families, their communities. WhyHunger not only provides this basic need directly, but provides resources to help communities create sustainable nutrition. It is an amazing feeling to be part of an organization that meets such a fundamental need.”

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K. Michelle
No one deserves to be hungry or live in poverty and in order to bring this to a halt everyone needs to be involved. Giving back allows me to pay it forward in hopes that someone will receive it knowing that they are supported even in their darkest time.
Jen Chapin
“WhyHunger is a major part of my life and has been for as long as I can remember. As a long-time board member and volunteer, I am privileged to be part of the visionary leadership role WhyHunger takes in fighting hunger. Intellectually, our programs stimulate me; spiritually, our work inspires me and keeps me going; and musically, being part of Artists Against Hunger and Poverty links me with a vibrant, committed community of fellow artist-activists.”

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Taryn Manning
It breaks my heart to see so many go without a meal. Its a true reminder to be grateful. There is an abundance of food on this planet, yet so many are starving. No one in this world deserves to go without something to eat. Its important to me that the less fortunate know we care about them! Everyone, everywhere matters and its time we come together and pay it forward.
Waynard Scheller
WhyHunger first caught my attention in 2015 when I was invited by Manasha and Keelin Garcia, founders of the Jerry Garcia Foundation, to perform music for the ‘Imagine There’s No Hunger’ benefit at the Hard Rock Café in San Francisco. The concert featured my band, Rainbow Full of Sound, with special guest Bob Weir. It was an honor to participate as an artist with such an amazing group of people helping people, and to be even a small part of John Lennon’s Vision! Maybe I am a Dreamer, but when we spread the kindness it creates a #RippleEffect

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Bruce Springsteen
Brandi Carlile
As a traveling musician, I have a platform and a social and moral responsibility to raise awareness and funds for community based organizations that combat the ever growing and completely solvable problem of hunger and poverty. Food banks were an essential resource for my own family and blessing in my life growing up. I will never forget that kindness and humility. Now, it makes me so proud to give something back.
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Martha Redbone
“WhyHunger’s Artists Against Hunger & Poverty program speaks close to home for me. Being raised in Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky, now recognized as the poorest state in the US, there are still many people who go to bed hungry every night. My hope is to continue to use my voice to raise awareness and do everything I can to make sure that our people are not forgotten…”

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Dirty Heads
As a band we make music to inspire & bring positivity into people’s lives. We have a strong message that we write & sing about. We felt it was time to take action on that message & actually do something about it. That’s why we chose to partner up with WhyHunger, an organization that’s changing lives on a daily basis. We’re excited & honored to work with such a great cause.

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Cotton Patch Gospel
We are excited to bring a new generation of artist ambassadors on board to help fuel WhyHunger’s work in the U.S. and around the world. Interested in becoming an official member of our Artists Against Hunger & Poverty program? Contact Hillary at artists@whyhunger.org to discuss a program tailored to your needs.

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Hungerthon auctions have launched! This years amazing array of experiences and memorabilia include guitars signed by Steve Winwood, Prophets of Rage, the cast of This Is Us, experiences with Kenny Chesney, Pro Golfer Jim McGovern, Charles Osgood and in-studio experiences on SiriusXM Radios Pearl Jam Radio, SiriusXM Big 80s on 8, and Hoda Kotb and so much more! #Bid2win today!
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