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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EIN 13-2805575
(212) 629-8850
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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

WHY is a wonderful and very important organization who works on a grassroots level and has such far reaching effect on a fundamental issue that faces our country and the world.

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

thoughtful, smart and empowering

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Beneficial work for hungry people worldwide; innovative fundraising that targets in part young people through contemporary and legacy musical artists. Hungerthon another big event.

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

make a giant dent in solving world hunger.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Working with WHY is nothing but a wonderful experience. They give us the channel to contribute and make sure we know how much that assistance is helping others. In a recent event we were able to see actual footage of the WHY's recipients and it made me wish for more hours to do more for them.

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

seeing the results via video.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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