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Will the U.S. Government shutdown? What to expect and how to get help!

“I remember the last time the U.S. Government shutdown, the WhyHunger Hotline was inundated with calls from Government workers looking for help finding food and were not getting paid, and people who were relying on benefits like SNAP or WIC, who were no longer getting their benefits,” said Patricia Rojas, […]

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WhyHunger Announces Amplified: The First Annual Hungerthon Kick-off Concert

Anti-hunger organization to host fundraiser at Brooklyn Bowl with Eric Krasno and friends, Celisse, Matisyahu and more NEW YORK (September 28, 2023) – WhyHunger, a non-profit working to end world hunger and the injustices that cause it, is excited to announce Amplified, an inaugural concert to kick off Hungerthon on […]

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WhyHunger Chosen as Recipient of Citi Foundation’s Inaugural Global Innovation Challenge

WhyHunger was selected as one of only 50 organizations around the globe awarded as part of Citi Foundations’ first-ever Global Innovation Challenge! The grant program provided a total of $25 million to pilot or expand catalytic solutions to improve food security globally. With funds from the Global Innovation Challenge, WhyHunger […]

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