WhyHunger believes a world without hunger is possible. We know hunger can’t be separated from poverty and inequality – something the COVID-19 pandemic has exemplified. We provide critical resources to support grassroots movements and fuel community solutions rooted in social, environmental, racial and economic justice. We are working to end hunger and advance the human right to nutritious food in the U.S. and around the world.
Co-founded 45 years ago by musician and activist Harry Chapin and DJ Bill Ayres, WhyHunger understands that music has the power to ignite change. Since day one, we have partnered with activist-musicians like Bruce Springsteen, Yoko Ono Lennon, Carlos Santana and more to build awareness, raise funds, and spark action to defend nutritious food as a human right through our Artists Against Hunger & Poverty Program. This past year, in the face of skyrocketing hunger, we channeled our resources into helping the 54 million Americans who are unable to put food on their tables due to the pandemic through our national WhyHunger Hotline, 1-800-5HUNGRY and Find Food database. We continued to support global social movements working with hundreds of millions of small-scale farmers, Indigenous people and rural families around the globe, and we raised significant funds to provide direct support to farmworkers, farmers, food access organizations & other vulnerable populations through our Rapid Response fund.
To learn more about our mission and join our fight for a hunger-free world, visit www.whyhunger.org.