Whyhunger

Rating: 4.95 stars   40 reviews

Issues: Philanthropy

Location: 505 Eighth Ave Suite 2100 New York NY 10018 USA

Mission: WhyHunger is a leader in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment.
Results: Since it was founded in 1975 by the late Harry Chapin and current Executive Director Bill Ayres, WhyHunger has: *Referred hundreds of thousands of people in need to emergency food assistance, government programs and local community-based organizations through the National Hunger Hotline. *Recognized over 150 outstanding community-based organizations fighting hunger and poverty across the United States through the Harry Chapin Self-Reliance Awards. *Organized numerous lectures, workshops and tours for farmers, activists and educators from across the world to share their experiences, techniques and successes with their US-based colleagues through the Global Movements program. *Educated 1/2 million people per year on community food security issues, including community food assessment, community gardens, community supported agriculture, farm to cafeteria programs, food policy councils, land use planning, local & regional food systems, domestic hunger & federal food programs, migrant & seasonal farmworkers, nutrition and rural poverty. *Raised over $10 million for grassroots organizations throughout the United States through Artists Against Hunger & Poverty.
Geographic areas served: USA & Beyond
2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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(212) 629-8850
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

WORLD HUNGER IS AN ORGANIZATION THAT STANDS BEHIND ITS MOTTO AND HELP PEOPLE WHO WOULD NOT OTHERWIISE RECEIVE SUCH HELP. THEY HAVE BEEN HELPING PEOPLE FOR A LONG TIME.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I've been involved with World Hunger Year for 28 years. For the first 3 years I was a volunteer - and then I was invited to join the staff. I never cease to be proud of the quality and body of work WHY does. It motives me each day to want to raise money to keep us moving forward. I am impressed by our international work, our national work - and most especially by our hunger hotline.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the professionalism and devotion of our amazing staff.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

... ARE ... totally committed both to WHY and to resolving the issues of hunger and poverty. I am impressed with the degree that staffer and volunteer takes their commitment to WHY and ending hunger and poverty.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

My experience working with WHY has been phenomenal. The team at WHY are very professional and very compassionate about their jobs. I have personally worked with WHY on three separate fundraisers over the past couple of years: July 2008 in conjunction with the Crosby Stills and Nash concert, July 2009 in conjunction with the Chicago and Earth Wind & Fire concert and then this past November in conjunction with Carlos Santana. We have been very appreciative of the relationships we have developed as a direct result of the introductions made to us through our partnership with WHY.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the staff. They go above and beyond in ensuring that hunger relief organizations across the country have the resources and support needed to impact local communities.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

phenomenal, warm, caring and compassionate individuals. They demonstrate a sense of urgency in tackling the issues of hunger and poverty.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

World Hunger Year and the Harry Chapin grants helped funded our gardening projects that have brought self-reliance to hundreds of people in Applachia Ohio. WHY is a great organization that really supports groups working at the grass roots level. The folks working at WHY have a huge heart for helping those who are hungry and in need. Thank you WHY for your support. Ronda Clark, Community Food Initiatives, Athens, Ohio

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

2007 when WHY granted us money to expand our gardening programming.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give them more money.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their clarity and focus on the goal to end hunger.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very passionate about stopping hunger and supportive of our organization.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

support more grass roots organizations and stamp out hunger and poverty.

Ways to make it better...

I had more money donated to our organization but otherwise it was a wonderful experience.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

overcoming the popular cultures obsession with eating the Wester diet that gives people food with no nutrients and is full of fats, sugars and oils.

One thing I'd also say is that...

they are doing a great job.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007-1-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

World Hunger Year has been a leader in the fight against hunger and poverty for decades, and an important resource for grassroots organizations empowering people to overcome the root causes of hunger and poverty. As a nonprofit tenants’ rights organization, we see daily the impact of paying rent on the quality and quantity of food people can afford. WHY’s work is critical in this struggle.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

top notch.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

 
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