Now is the time for action.
WhyHunger has been working with the White House, alongside dozens of organizations and advocates, to help inform the upcoming White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition & Health. We believe this once-in-a-generation event offers the opportunity for our government to take transformational action to end hunger in the U.S., but we need you to add your voice.
Until Friday, July 15th, the White House is collecting your stories, ideas, and experiences with hunger and diet-related disease to directly inform the national strategy to end hunger for good by 2030, which will be released at the Conference this fall! Do you have a personal story to share? Does your community have local solutions to uplift? Do you have ideas about how the government can take bold action? Submit your comments by July 15, 2022 to be sure that your ideas are considered.
In every conversation, forum and one-on-one engagement with the Administration, WhyHunger has been urging the White House to:
- take transformative action to ensure the basic human right to nutritious food for all,
- advance bold policy solutions that go beyond food distribution to address the root causes of hunger,
- listen to the experience and wisdom of frontline workers, BIPOC and grassroots movements, and those most impacted by hunger and poverty and include them in setting strategy,
- develop an accountability plan that ensures transparency and a process for the people to monitor progress.
Join us in uplifting this message directly to the White House or share your own ideas, experiences and stories. In 1969, the first, and only, White House Conference on Food, Nutrition, and Health resulted in more than 1,800 policy recommendations to reduce hunger and promote nutrition and health. Years later, WhyHunger co-founder Harry Chapin was an instrumental part of the first ever Presidential Commission on World Hunger, keeping the pressure on our government to act. Together, we can carry on his legacy. Now is the moment to add your voice!