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Right to Food Summit: Where Strategy and Hope Convene for a More Equitable Food System

By Debbie DePoala For an organization that uplifts “nutritious food is a human right” in their official tagline, there was no question that WhyHunger would have a presence at the 2nd annual national Right to Food Summit held in Syracuse, NY in early June.  Sponsored by the National Right to […]

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Dear Community: After the Bell, Summer EBT Bridges the Hunger Gap

Dear Community, As the temperature rises and the schools prepare to close for summer break, the joy of freedom and adventure fills the air for many children. However, for some, this time marks the beginning of a daunting period of uncertainty and hunger.   Working within schools opened my eyes to […]

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Summer EBT Makes a Permanent Splash

Summer EBT Makes a Permanent Splash New for Summer 2024! Summer EBT is officially a permanent program, bridging the hunger gap before back to school season. This important initiative provides families with an extra boost to their grocery budget during those long summer months. How Does it Work? Imagine this: […]

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