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The founders of World Hunger Year sought to end hunger and poverty by supporting grass-roots movements and community solutions. Today, WhyHunger is known for its annual Hungerthon campaign, running this year…
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The annual health care costs associated with hunger are estimated to be $130.5 billion in the U.S. alone, showing that addressing food insecurity and poor nutrition is a necessary step…
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For a tenth consecutive year, SiriusXM will participate in WhyHunger's annual Hungerthon campaign, it was announced Wednesday (Nov. 14). The annual Thanksgiving radio tradition began in 1975, according to Hungerthon's…
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Hard Rock International is partnering with WhyHunger to release the brand's latest limited-edition merchandise line on Oct. 2. The Bruce Springsteen Signature Series: Edition 36 collection supports WhyHunger's work to…
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The social contract between our government and its people is hanging on by a thread. If the 2018 Farm Bill is any indication of the strength of that last thread,…
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WhyHunger is in Billboard Magazine's 2016 Music + Philanthropy issue along with our partners at Food Chain Workers Alliance and longtime supporter Tom Morello.
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Interview with New York City Food Policy Center and WhyHunger Executive Director, Noreen Springstead.
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Alison Cohen, Senior Director of Programs, sits down with WNBC4 New York to share five fresh tips on how to fight hunger for the holidays.
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Alison Cohen speaks to ABC 7 Chicago about the different ways you can help end hunger.
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After a cancelled GovBall performances, Prophets of Rage dedicate proceeds from make-up show in Brooklyn, to WhyHunger.
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Q&A with recent WhyHunger Chapin Awards honoree Kenny Loggins
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Bill Ayres and Jen Chapin discuss hunger, poverty and the role we can play in finding solutions.
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Music festival hosts 15 charitable organizations on-site, including WhyHunger.  
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Socially-conscious musical shows benefit organizations like WhyHunger.
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WhyHunger's approach in working to end hunger, goes beyond charity.
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Writer Ilene Angel discusses the memorable full circle moments she had at the WhyHunger Chapin Awards.
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Emily Kinney Interview
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Talking About Food with WhyHunger Activists, Tess and Beatriz
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Southside Johnny Plays 30th Annual Hungerthon
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Emily Kinney’s Taking Over Our SnapChat for a Solid Cause  
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Emily Kinney on why watching The Walking Dead now is like going back to high school
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For Love and for the Love of Lennon in New York City: 35th Annual Tribute Concert Preview
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Deb Gordon with Suzanne Babb and Denny Marsh
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Make it Plain with Mark Thompson Broadcast Live from Bed-Stuy Campaign  Against Hunger with Alison Cohen
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Stories From Main Street: In 30th Year, Hungerthon Needed More Than Ever, Organizers Say
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It’s Hungerthon Day! Join the Fight to End Hunger in America Now
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WhyHunger featured in Family Circle's "Best Of" List for November, 2015
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Grassroots Struggle for Food Sovereignty and Liberation of Black Cultures
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Steve Adubato’s Lessons in Leadership
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Creating Harmony with WhyHunger
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Millennial Startup Founders Are the Must-Have Item This Fundraising Season
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Black and Afro-Indigenous Farmers Share 2015 Food Sovereignty Prize
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Releases & Alerts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York (August 17, 2021) – Noreen Springstead, executive director of WhyHunger, issued the following statement regarding the re-evaluation of the Thrifty Food Plan by the USDA which will provide the largest permanent increase in the program’s history - of more than 25% to their pre-pandemic monthly SNAP benefits for Americans facing food insecurity: “For decades, the Read More
NEW YORK (August 12, 2021) – The COVID-19 pandemic has had vast impacts on food insecurity across the country. As government aid starts waning and the Delta variant continues to rage on, Noreen Springstead, executive director, WhyHunger, issued the following statement: “During the first wave of the pandemic, skyrocketing food insecurity rates resulted - pushing the emergency food system to Read More
HAUPPAUGE, New York – June 22, 2021 It’s hard to imagine that forty years later we are still fighting to end hunger and find solutions to address why poverty still exists.  As we approach the 40th anniversary of Harry Chapin’s passing, we honor and remember who he was; a singer/songwriter, Grammy award winning recording artist, social activist, husband, father, brother and Read More
New York (May 13, 2021) – 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 - and the Duke Sanford World Food Policy Center at Duke University, today released preliminary results from their research study: 'Impact of COVID-19 On Hunger Relief Organizations'. Read More

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Videos & Publications

“Food justice is not a passive movement. If you are actively working on food justice, you have to be actively working on dismantling the injustices that you see. The injustices that fall along race, gender, land acquisition, land grabbing, job opportunities, wealth, etc.” Karen Washington, farmer, activist (BUGs, Rise and Root Farm) and long time friend of WhyHunger, explains in
The People’s Agroecology Process emerged in 2015 as a grassroots-led initiative to scale out agroecology in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. It was inspired by the work of allied organizations involved in the transnational peasant and small-scale farmer movement, La Via Campesina—the world’s largest rural social movement with over 200 million members in more than 80 countries. In
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 in charge of their own health and well being. In
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 feed themselves, their families and their communities. This does not

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