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Each year, hunger affects over 48.1 million Americans, including 15.3 million children. These numbers represent very real people struggling to make ends meet across the country, but we can all chip in to make a difference and help people get the nutritious food they need.

Does breaking a sweat and fighting hunger at the same time interest you? Then join us for the Ride Against Hunger event on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at the Peloton Cycle Studio in NYC that will benefit WhyHunger and the New Jersey Anti-Hunger Coalition. You can register to ride for 1 or 2 hours. In addition to the cycling, this fun event will include shoe rental, refreshments, access to state-of-the-art locker room, a swag bag and a special Ride Against Hunger t-shirt.

Further amp your impact by starting your own personal fundraising page. There will be great prizes for the riders who raise the most, so get started today!

Register today to reserve your bike and engage with other participants on social media using the hashtag #RideAgainstHunger. Hope to see you there!

WhyHunger is proud to announce the launch of its new Find Food Texting Service that will allow more people than ever to find healthy food in their neighborhood via a simple text message! This is a national service that is critical in making food even more accessible to those in need and it eliminates the extra step of making a call. To find food all you have to do is text your zip code to 1-800-548-6479 to get an instant listing of places in your area that you can go to for food assistance. As part of the Nourish Network for...
Not long ago, Sriniti used to sit in front of a computer for hours on end writing code, helping others debug their computers and getting frustrated. Not anymore. Inspired by his supervisor, he is working his way out of the office and into the fields. For over three years, Sriniti has been cultivating a small piece of land that he inherited from his father. My team at WhyHunger and I visited him recently in India’s southern state of Karnataka to learn about his experience as a beginner farmer. “It is too hard” he said. “I thought it would be easy, but...
My name is Betty Fermin and I work at WhyHunger for the Nourish Network for the Right to Food. As part of my work I talk to people on our WhyHunger Hotline who are looking for food and manage the Nourishing Change newsletter which provides a space to share critical thoughts around the systemic change that needs to happen to end hunger and transform the emergency food system. Since I’ve started writing about how to transform the emergency food system, I have been thinking more and more about my personal connection to this work. The deeper I delve into the...
This spotlight is a feature of WhyHunger’s digital storytelling that showcases grassroots organizations and community leaders through dynamic stories and pictures, to give a real view of projects that are working to alleviate food insecurity and increase communities’ access to nutritious food. We believe that telling one’s story is not only an act of reclaiming in the face of the dominant food narrative of this country, but also an affirmation that the small acts of food sovereignty happening across the country add up to a powerful, vital collective. Up today: Urban Tree Connection, Philadelphia, PA. Story and photos by David...
Reposted with permission from Other Worlds, a women-driven education and movement support collaborative. This is the 5th in a 7-part article series featuring interviews with grassroots African leaders (mostly women) from Senegal, Mali, Kenya, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Each is working for seed and food sovereignty, the decolonization of Africa’s food...

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Just released! We are excited to share a new report and video made in collaboration with WhyHunger and food access organizations from around the country that participated in the recent national Closing the Hunger Gap “Cultivating Food Justice” Conference. Special Report: America’s Food Banks Say Charity Won’t End Hunger calls...

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Interested in WhyHunger’s work? We are happy to share a recap of our 2015 impacts, ranging from supporting social movements to funding innovation to amplifying voices of those most affected by hunger. Thank you for your support!  WhyHunger is working to build and strengthen a grassroots led movement for food justice...

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This post first appeared in The Huffington Post. 1994 was an historic year in South Africa, the beginning of the dismantling of political Apartheid. The Anti- Apartheid Movement in South Africa in partnership with similar movements all over the world brought down the hated tyrannical government that had enslaved the Black...

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Stories on how WhyHunger is building solidarity with fishing communities in Sri Lanka. This is the 2nd in a 3-part series of articles on NAFSO and the communities whose rights it defends. In 2013 and in 2015, I traveled to Sri Lanka to meet with and learn from the National Fisheries Solidarity...

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