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WhyHunger's executive director Noreen Springstead, told Newsweek that the SNAP program was an important tool in staving off increased levels of hunger. "It needs to be amplified because that is a way to…
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The call volume has increased by 300 percent just in a short period. We have had people calling, desperate for food," WhyHunger's executive director Noreen Springstead told Newsweek. "They are in…
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Phish chose the WhyHunger non-profit organization to support through the first replay. Donations made to the band’s The WaterWheel Foundation on Tuesday will be donated to WhyHunger, "which provides critical…
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If you are looking for food assistance, call the WhyHunger Hotline: 1-800-5HUNGRY or 212-629-8850, ext. 4, or text your zip code to 1-800-548-6479 to find a local food provider, including information…
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"People who are the most vulnerable, depending on your race, your class, your zip code, and the type of work you do are really the ones that are hit the…
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According to WhyHunger, a national nonprofit organization working to end hunger and poverty, many food banks, food pantries and soup kitchens are canceling volunteer shifts altogether.
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According to WhyHunger, a national nonprofit organization working to end hunger and poverty, many food banks, food pantries and soup kitchens are canceling volunteer shifts altogether.
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I think what this [crisis] does is it illuminates the most vulnerable populations. That’s kids, hungry people, veterans, seniors, and the working families who rely on the emergency food system every…
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The majority of SNAP recipients who can work, do work, however 92 percent of the households who benefit from SNAP have incomes at or below the poverty line. Low wages…
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“We have the most-efficient emergency food system, and we have historically low unemployment,” says Noreen Springstead, the executive director of the nonprofit WhyHunger. “And still 40 million Americans are hungry.”…
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Based on original Carlos Santana “Supernatural” artwork, this one of a kind guitar mandala print can be worn as a traditional scarf, tied on a bag, or hung as a…
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We couldn’t agree more. It is heart wrenching to see federal employees in need of charity to feed their families. Yet, we wonder why the perpetual reality for some 46…
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Finally, the 34th annual Hungerthon drive kicks off on Friday, Nov. 1, and the “multifaceted campaign, which runs through the holiday season, raises critical funds for the fight to end…
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A survey of food banks and pantries released earlier this month underscores the difficulty of beating hunger using current methods. The good news is that 90% of the nearly 300 food…
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If we have any hope of eradicating hunger, we need a new narrative. We need to shift our thinking from hunger as the problem, to looking at hunger as a…
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You may not know the name Noreen Springstead (yet), but she's proving to be a game-changer for, well, the entire world. Since 1992, she's worked for the nonprofit WhyHunger, which…
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Among the 300 guests were Monte Lipman, co-founder and CEO of Republic Records; Noreen Springstead, executive director of WhyHunger; musician John Mellencamp, honoree of the ASCAP Harry Chapin Humanitarian Award;…
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“John Mellencamp receives ASCAP Harry Chapin Humanitarian Award at the WhyHunger 2019 "Chapin Awards" on June 6, 2019.”
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Alison Cohen is the senior director of programs at the global non-profit Why Hunger.  She says that poverty is the root cause of hunger. WhyHunger supports Neighbors Together and other…
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Releases & Alerts

Statement from WhyHunger on Fighting Food Insecurity During COVID19 Pandemic
New York (March 12, 2020) – Noreen Springstead, executive director, WhyHunger, issued the following statement regarding the food security bills that are being included in a package of emergency legislation the House is introducing today to deal with the impact of the coronavirus: “In these uncertain times, it is critical that Read More
Statement from WhyHunger on Lawsuit Against Trump Administration’s Plan to Cut Food Stamps
New York (January 17, 2020) – Alison Cohen, Senior Director of Programs at WhyHunger, issued the following statement regarding the lawsuit filed by 14 states, Washington, D.C. and New York Read More
Hungerthon Campaign Raises $1 Million to End Hunger for Good
New York (January 6, 2020) —WhyHunger— a leader in the movement to end hunger and advance the human right to nutritious food in the U.S. and around the world—today announced Read More
Statement from WhyHunger on the Unwarranted SNAP Requirements
New York (December 4, 2019) – Noreen Springstead, executive director of WhyHunger, issued the following statement regarding the tightening of work requirements Read More

Highlights

Videos & Publications

INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY FUND 2013-2018
In the U.S. and around the globe, women are growing food for their families, young people are using agroecology to harvest produce for market, and Indigenous communities are protecting ancestral land and seeds to sustain themselves. These are some of the true solutions to hunger that nourish people and planet and put affected communities Read more.
Food Access Problems need Food Justice Solutions
Canadians have a right to food – sort of. In accordance with the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, which the Canadian government ratified in 1976, everyone living in this country has a right to food. That makes the government the duty bearer in ensuring that people can Read more.
Solidarity, Education and Action! Comedores Sociales: An emerging movement in Puerto Rico
Before Hurricanes Irma and Maria struck in 2017, a large percentage of Puerto Ricans faced food insecurity on a daily basis. In fact, Puerto Ricans were 4 times more likely to be hungry than the average American. In a region with rich soil, a temperate climate and a rich agricultural Read more.
L’agroécologie
L’agroécologie permet aux communautés de définir eux-mêmes leurs propres solutions pour produire des aliments sains et conserver les eaux et les sols.   Read more.

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