WhyHunger | Grassroots Solutions Against Hunger & Poverty

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Our Approach

We don’t just ask why. We find solutions to hunger that transform and last. Our answer is to build power with grassroots initiatives that nourish people and enrich communities.

Enrich Communities

Invest in sustainable, grassroots solutions and training programs that help community members grow their own food, elevate their voice and share their knowledge with others.

Nourish People

Connect people to nutritious and affordable food through the most comprehensive database of emergency food access organizations in the U.S.

Build Power

Support communities working to transform our food system by building social justice and striking at the root causes of hunger and poverty.

News & Upcoming Events




Haiti: A Nation on the Brink – A Call for Understanding and Action

Haiti: A Nation on the Brink – A Call for Understanding and Action By Kristina Erskine For decades, Haiti’s development has been suffocated by a vicious cycle of foreign intervention, chronic political instability, and natural disasters. Scars from the 2010 and 2021 earthquakes are still fresh, and now the assassination […]

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L is for Land Defenders

 L is for Land defenders At WhyHunger, we know that land and the people that own, farm, and work it, are at the center of the movement towards food sovereignty. Land rights are what drive a community to control their own food systems and protect themselves against environmental degradation, industrial […]

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WhyHunger Elects Two New Members to its Board of Directors

United Talent Agency’s Melissa Newhart and Philanthropist Jimmy Zankel join WhyHunger’s Board of Directors to address the root causes of hunger and ensure the human right to nutritious food NEW YORK CITY (April 16, 2024) — WhyHunger, a non-profit working to end world hunger and the injustices that cause it, […]

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