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Welcome to the WhyHunger database. Find community-based organizations and emergency food providers who are leading by example - actively forging new ideas, improving the health of their communities, and building the movement to end hunger and poverty.
WhyHunger provides a searchable directory of locations offering food assistance to the public.
WhyHunger relies on local partners and volunteers like yourself to maintain an up-to-date resource for the public. In response to the food insecurity crisis escalated by COVID-19, you can now volunteer to help from home! Click “Get Started.”
Need food assistance?
Calling all volunteers! We need your help!
The operating hours of food pantries and soup kitchens are constantly changing. The way they are operating is also changing. There are over 60,000 food assistance sites across the United States, and many are temporarily or permanently closed due to Covid-19. Your phone calls and research will guarantee that people in need are going to the places that can actually provide assistance.
Your task? Help us call food pantries and soup kitchens and confirm their information is up to date. Simple!
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