Our Mission

WhyHunger believes a world without hunger is possible. We provide critical resources to support grassroots movements and fuel community solutions rooted in social, environmental, racial and economic justice. We are working to end hunger and advance the human right to nutritious food in the U.S. and around the world.

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Our Strategic Goals

Movement Building – Build and strengthen grassroots-led movements for food justice and food sovereignty worldwide.

 

Social Justice – Work for social justice by addressing the root causes of hunger and the deep inequities of poverty at the intersection of economic inequality, racism, health and the environment.

 

Human Rights – Work to protect and advance the right to nutritious food for all.

Our Programs

Our Theory of Change in Practice

FOOD JUSTICE

Transform our food system into one that is socially and economically just, nourishes whole communities, and ensures the rights of all people to food, land, water and sustainable livelihoods.

RACIAL JUSTICE

Work to end racial inequality and oppression, which are at the root of economic inequality, poverty and hunger.

COMMUNITY ORGANIZING

Support grassroots leaders and communities organizing to address the structural issues that create the need for services like emergency food.

RELATIONSHIP BUILDING

Build relationships with organizations and leaders who are finding innovative solutions to help their communities sustainably grow and access nutritious food and regain power.

MOVEMENT BUILDING

Support a broad-base social movement led by the grassroots to change the systems that perpetuate hunger and poverty in our world.

GRASSROOTS SUPPORT

Act as an ally, supporter and catalyst to help strengthen and amplify the grassroots-led social movements that we believe will ultimately end hunger.

RIGHT TO NUTRITIOUS FOOD

Shift the role of food access organizations in the United States to advocate for the right to nutritious food for all and to address the root causes of hunger.

FOOD SOVEREIGNTY

Work towards food sovereignty, the right of all peoples everywhere to determine their own food and agriculture policies, and call for the democratization of access to the resources needed for food production.

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