As someone who has grown up with the organization and served on the Board for over 20 years, it would seem possible that I would no longer find the work so inspiring. On the contrary, WhyHunger continues to evolve and engage in ever expanding ways, while staying true to its core original mission. I am proud to be a regular spokesperson and advocate who has regular opportunities to spread the word about WhyHunger in my public life as a performer and activist. The real strength of WhyHunger is in our partnerships with regular people around the world creating a sustainable and just food system from the grassroots up.
I am so proud to be associated with WhyHunger. It has been part of my life for as long as I can remember and I have seen it grow (but not too fast) and evolve (quite organically) into a dynamic, innovative, collaborative leader in the hunger-fighting/food justice community.
I first got involved with WhyHunger as a member in 1997 after I performed on a few fundraising concerts and was immediately taken with the mission and the people involved. Over these past 17 years I have felt proud on so many occasions when I see the work WhyHunger has done and the partners we have been involved with on so many food and poverty related issues. I cannot not say enough good things about WhyHunger.
This organization is truly rooted in to many communities around the world. The dedicated staff truly cares about it's mission. WHY is a credible organization that I have been involved with since 1980. Very innovative and dedicated to serving those in need. Raising money through Hungerthon or promoting good work with the WHY Harry Chapin Media Awards - Great work by WHY! I trust that WHY will always do the right thing and that is why I dedicate my time to them.
I first got involved with WHY as a member of the review committee for the Harry Chapin Hunger and Media Awards. I was honored when this unique organization asked me to join its board of directors, and since becoming a member 4 years ago, I have grown ever more impressed with its commitment and performance.
Volunteer since 1984 + Board Member since 1987 WHY is the leading organization creating & utilizin vital links to grassroot organizations and various governmental and private programs, in an effort to eliminate hunger and poverty using substantive networking and programatic work.