The struggle to end hunger is about achieving a dignified life for all. To end hunger, we need to ensure that communities and families have access to the land, water, seeds and training necessary to produce food for their children and broader community. WhyHunger envisions a world without hunger where communities are able to cultivate crops and raise livestock that are appropriate for a local diet and landscape; where access to land, water and seeds is determined by the community; and where healthy children can thrive and grow into their full creative potential. And WhyHunger believes that local communities – through their care of the earth while farming – are creating real solutions to climate change.
Inspired by John Lennon’s vision of a world at peace and free from hunger, the Imagine There’s No Hunger Campaign supports families’ initiatives and creative power to change their lives by not just meeting their immediate nutritional needs each day, but by supporting community-led efforts as well as engaging others across geographical boundaries to create a chain of solidarity and mutual learning. With the funds raised by Imagine, WhyHunger supports grassroots organizations with technical and administrative capacity and a track record of creating alliances with different communities. In short, the Imagine partners are innovators in designing and implementing community-based and sustainable solutions to hunger. Check out this infographic to learn more.
The campaign is highlighted during the months of November and December each year, enlisting the world in the fight against hunger by asking for donations, offering specially branded Imagine There’s No Hunger merchandise and creating a conversation with #ImagineNoHunger via twitter and facebook.
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A Team Effort
Can you imagine a world without hunger? WhyHunger can, and together we will engage millions of individuals across the globe to end hunger and support grassroots organizations working through sustainable agroecological solutions to ensure that everyone has good food for today and the resources to ensure a future free from hunger.
With the support of Yoko Ono Lennon, Hard Rock International and dozens of Artist Ambassadors, such as Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Carlos Santana, Joss Stone, Lissie, the Dirty Heads and more, Imagine There’s No Hunger is enlisting donors and supporters across the globe to bring an end to childhood hunger.
Meet the Key Players
Yoko Ono Lennon
A tireless defender of children around the globe, Yoko Ono Lennon has been a vital force behind the Imagine There’s No Hunger campaign since its inception. With the shared vision of her late husband, John Lennon, for a world filled with peace and without hunger, Yoko Ono has played a key role in building awareness and funds for the campaign through her activism, appearances and gracious support.
Hard Rock International
The Hard Rock International helped WhyHunger to create the Imagine There’s No Hunger campaign and has been instrumental in raising awareness and funds on a global scale. As a global brand with philanthropy at its roots, Hard Rock International venues across the world host concerts and sell specially branded Imagine There’s No Hunger merchandise to raise funds and awareness to end child hunger worldwide.
The Artist Ambassadors
Throughout the campaign, dozens of musicians, like Yoko Ono Lennon, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Tonic, Carlos Santana, Ringo Star, O.A.R, Joss Stone, Lissie, the Dirty Heads among many others, engage in fundraising and awareness building to rally support and funds to end child hunger. From fundraising concerts and site visits with our grassroots partners in the field, to sharing their experiences and hopes to end child hunger with their fans through the various social media channels, our Artists Ambassadors help to grow the movement to end hunger through the Imagine There’s No Hunger campaign year after year.
WhyHunger supports some of the most innovative community-based organizations across the country, that are working every day implementing solutions in times of immediate crisis and long-term, sustained solutions to the on-going crisis of hunger and poverty. To benefit this work by WhyHunger, each fall, Hungerthon brings a month of events, interviews, social media activation and a broadcast radiothon with Sirius XM, CBS Radio Group and other radio partners. Through the support of the radio industry, listeners and volunteers, Hungerthon raises funds to benefit WhyHunger programs, brings national attention to the Imagine There’s No Hunger and invites listeners to take action. Learn more at www.hungerthon.org.
Last year, the Imagine There’s No Hunger campaign received donations from thousands of supporters all over the world. Help to make this year even stronger by donating, as well as, joining the conversation on twitter with #ImagineNoHunger and facebook/WhyHungerFans, making a donation, or shopping the signature line of Imagine There’s No Hunger gifts.
“There is more than enough food to feed every woman, man, and child on the planet--at least one and a half times enough food to meet current demand.” - UN Food and Agriculture Organization.
Hunger persists in our world because people cannot afford to buy food or because they are denied access to the land, water, seeds and other resources they need to produce their own food. The Imagine There’s No Hunger campaign addresses the root causes of hunger and poverty through an approach that values families’ leadership and ingenuity and works in concert with the environment in a way that will let it thrive, grow and give back for many generations, and that places the power to build and participate in local food and farm economies back in the hands of the community.Small scale farmers and fisherpeople are feeding and cooling the planet through agroecological practices that values local knowledge and rights of women and young people. We support rural families and communities to achieve their food sovereignty or their right to decide what to plant and what to eat. By working with grassroots organizations dedicated to food sovereignty and agroecology, we create the conditions for families to achieve their self-determination and live a dignified life without hunger.
In 2008, in the spirit of John Lennon’s vision for a world in peace and free from hunger, the Imagine There’s No Hunger campaign was born. For the past six years, in partnership with Hard Rock International and with the gracious support of Yoko Ono Lennon, WhyHunger has worked through the Imagine There’s No Hunger campaign to engage supporters across the globe in an effort to rid the world of childhood hunger and poverty through sustainable solutions.
The Imagine There’s No Hunger campaign works with grassroots organizations around the world who are innovators in their own communities implementing programs that strengthen their local food economies through sustainable agroecological methods of farming. These organizations champion a community-based approach to ending poverty and hunger by providing healthy food today while fostering income-earning opportunities rooted in a local, sustainable economy. In short, these partners are ensuring that children and their communities will be fed today and will have the capacity and resources to feed themselves in the years to come. The grassroots organizations that WhyHunger supports are on the frontlines of fighting hunger in times of crisis and every day of the year. These organizations are often the most equipped to provide food, water and critical services to those in need in the aftermath of a natural disaster and are invested in long-term recovery for the community.
Supporting grassroots organizations all over the world that value this approach, represents only one piece of this campaign. WhyHunger works to engage everyone in a broader movement to end hunger and poverty. As donors who make a financial contribution; as advocates who spread the word about community-based solutions; as artists who use their creative voices to support the campaign through music; as bloggers, journalists and filmmakers who tell our partners’ stories of hope and change – we are all critical to multiplying the impact of the sustainable and transformative approach that WhyHunger believes will bring us closer to a peaceful world without hunger and poverty.
- Added Value- Brooklyn, NY
- Asociación Femenina para el Desarrollo de Sacatepéquez (Women’s Association for the Development of Sacatepéquez) AFEDES- Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
- Brooklyn Rescue Mission- New York, USA
Ground for Africa at Pathfinder Academy - Kitale, Kenya
- Community Food Bank NJ- New Jersey, USA
- Confederación Nacional de Mujeres Campesinas (Confederation of Rural Women) CONAMUCA - Dio Diras San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
- Delta Fresh Food Initiative - Mississippi, USA
- Development Action Association (DAA)- Accra, Ghana
- DouglaPrieta Works/ DouglaPrieta Trabajan- Agua Prieta, Mexico
- East New York Farms!- New York, USA
- Edible Schoolyard NOLA- New Orleans-Louisiana, USA
- Foundacion Arte y Cultura Del Pacifico (The Seeds of Liberation and Resistance) FUNDARTECP- Bogota, Colombia
- Hope North - Bweyale, Uganda
- Indali Agricultural Communal Property Association- Kammaland, South Africa
- Institute for Production and Research of Tropical Agriculture - Mérida, Venezuela
- Karen Environmental and Social Action Network (KESAN)- Karen, Myanmar
- Kuna Children’s Project- Kuna Yala, Panama
- Mary’s Meals School Garden- Grand Cape Mount, Liberia
- National Coalition of Peasants Organizations (C-NOP)- Yaoundé, Cameroon
- National Fisheries Solidarity Organization (NAFSO) - Negombo, Sri Lanka
- Pattanarak Foundation - Bangkok, Thailand
- Peasant Movement of Papaye (MPP) - Hinche, Haiti
- Pesticide Eco-Alternatives Center (PEAC) - Kunming, Yunnan, China
- Project Bona Fide - Isla Ometepe, Nicaragua
- Pue’ta’ke Vca’ke Foundation - Okmulgee, OK, USA
- Sentebale- Maseru, Lesotho
- Shanghai Roots and Shoots -Shanghai, China
- Sustainable Urban-Rural Collaborative (SURCO) - El Paso, Texas (Mexico-U.S. border)
- The Haitian Platform to Advocate Alternative Development - Port-au-Prince, Haiti
- The INN- New York, USA
- The Learning Farm- Menteng, Jakarta, Indonesia
- Tohono O’odham Community Action(TOCA)- Arizona, USA
- Udayan (City of Joy) - Kolkata, India
- New York Common Pantry - New York, USA
“By Imagining there’s no hunger, like what John sang in his song, we express our strong desire to bring a world in which children will never again suffer from hunger or poverty.” – Yoko Ono Lennon
To learn more about hunger and poverty around the world visit the Food Security Learning Center at WhyHunger,.