WhyHunger’s 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again! As we get ready for the holidays, we’re always on the lookout for the perfect gifts for loved ones. This year, what better way to give than with a gift that also gives back?  That’s why we’ve put together our annual WhyHunger Holiday Gift Guide, a collection of 10 unique staff favorites that support the work of WhyHunger, our valued partners and other organizations that are working to make a positive impact on issues we care about. There’s something for everyone!

In Farming While Black Co-Founder of Soul Fire Farm, Leah Penniman, expands upon her co-created Black and Latinx Farmers Immersion program. In the first comprehensive “how to” guide for aspiring African-heritage growers, Penniman, a national leader in the food justice movement, draws upon the essential knowledge and wisdom of African diasporic farmers and activists. Designed for farmers and gardeners with beginning to intermediate experience, Farming While Black can be purchased online for $34.95 here.


Voice your support with these “Solidarity with Farmworkers” and “Another World is Possible” bumper stickers from Community to Community! All proceeds from C2C’s Solidarity Shop helps to spread C2C’s mission and supports their work to attain farmworker justice, food sovereignty and eco-feminism. With two designs to choose from, you can get them here for $5.00.


This holiday season, celebrate with our signature line of Hungerthon 2018 gifts! With your donation you can receive our Hungerthon 2018 tee or sweatshirt, Tom Morello “Hunger is a Crime cap,” John Lennon “Imagine there’s no hunger” coasters, Bruce Springsteen and Hard Rock International Pin, and more! Support WhyHunger in the fight to end hunger by selecting a gift here.


In her latest book, The Battle for Paradise, Award-winning journalist and activist Naomi Klein explores the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico. Klein’s critical analysis reveals the powerful forces of disaster capitalism and colonialism that have led to this situation and offers an inspiring vision of the way forward. Order it here for $6.96 with a free bundled ebook. All royalties from English and Spanish editions will go directly to JunteGente, a group of Puerto Rican organizations advancing a fair and healthy recovery for the island.


Cooperation Jackson aims to create cooperative institutions that serve the needs and interests of people in Jackson, Mississippi and to create and support social movements struggling for economic justice and democracy. Led by working people, the Cooperation Jackson seeks to create democracy through the development of sustainable institutions. Support this incredible work with the purchase of a Cooperation Jackson tote bag, available online for $20, which is perfect for marches, rallies and everyday travel. Get it here.


Designed by artists Mica Mead and Colin Sutherland of Woolly Press specifically for A Growing Culture, this beautiful Farmers print celebrates the many smallholder farmers around the world. At $100, proceeds go toward AGC’s work supporting indigenous farming practices and the creation of the Library for Food Sovereignty, which will serve as an open-access tool for farmers to advance on-the-ground movements. Get it here.


Celebrate the holidays with a gift box that will make the perfect quiet night in or round out a party for any occasion. With a ONEHOPE California Vintner Collection Brut, two champagne flutes and a confetti tube, this gift box will make a great holiday present. A portion of proceeds will also support WhyHunger. Order it online for $49.99.


Celebrate the strength of the Black Lives Matter movement with this Official 5th Anniversary Mug. Available for pre-order and just in time for the holidays, this mug is dishwasher- and microwave-safe and will make the perfect gift for anyone. Proceeds support Black Lives Matter’s mission to build local power and intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities. Get it here for $19.99.


The Women’s Bean Project hires women who are chronically unemployed and offer transitional jobs in food manufacturing to break the cycle of poverty. In these positions, women are provided with safe and accepting work conditions where they build upon their skills and move into mainstream employment. You can purchase a wide variety of delicious products from their shop but with the purchase of the Weekender Gift Basket at $52.50, you can sample a variety of treats such as salsa spice blend, lentil soup mix and more, all artfully arranged in a gift box. Get it here.


Not looking for a material gift? Support lasting change by making a donation to the Climate Justice Alliance. An alliance of frontline communities, organizations and supporting networks, CJA is building local alternatives that center traditional ecological and cultural knowledge and creating a pathway for a regenerative future. Contributions from supporters make this work possible. You can donate here.

Kristina Erskine