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




WhyHunger visits the Tohono O’odham Nation

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Life in the Sonoran Desert Part II: Interview with Nina Altshul of TOCA

After driving several miles down a dusty road through the Sonoran desert — the stunning and snow-capped Babaquivari mountain range framing the horizon, the sacred Saguaro cacti and mesquite trees dotting an otherwise dry and scrappy landscape — we pull up to a small oasis of green. There

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WhyHunger’s Jess Powers Volunteers with the Red Cross in Rainsville, AL

Jessica Powers is the Director of WhyHunger’s National Hunger Clearing House.  A former disaster relief specialist with the American Red Cross, Jess was called in for emergency volunteer service after record destruction by tornadoes spread across the South last week. She’s been deployed as a Kitchen Site Manager

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