The best of EcoWatch, right in your inbox. Sign up for our email newsletter!
It's easy to dismiss issues facing people we don't know and don't see. Out of sight, out of mind. And if we don't know any people grappling with hunger, that crisis can seem very abstract.
To personalize it and make it more real, WhyHunger, which supports community-based organizations that seek solutions to underlying causes of hunger and connect people with quality food, has launched its storytelling project Community Voices.
Read the stories of individual leaders and communities who are on the front lines shaping the movement to alleviate food insecurity and build food justice in America. Photo credit: WhyHunger
WhyHunger's mission is to "amplify the voices of the people working to regain control of their communities' food." WhyHunger says they 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."
Dozens of individuals, church groups, community groups and non-profits from across the country—California to Washington t0 Alabama to Minnesota to Pennsylvania—told their stories about what they're doing to provide access to good food for people in their communities.
The Jones Valley Teaching Farm is training residents to turn blighted areas of Birmingham, Alabama into productive urban farms. Photo credit: WhyHunger
These stories have been collected, as part of a collaboration between WhyHunger, USDA's Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program, and writer and photographer, David Hanson.
Visit WhyHunger's new storytelling website and read the stories of individuals and communities who are on the front lines shaping the movement to alleviate food insecurity and build food justice in America.
YOU ALSO MIGHT LIKE
EcoWatch Daily Newsletter
By Tim Radford
The year is less than four weeks old, but scientists already know that carbon dioxide emissions will continue to head upwards — as they have every year since measurements began — leading to a continuation of the Earth's rising heat.
By Cathy Cassata
Are you getting your fill of Starbucks' new Almondmilk Honey Flat White, Oatmilk Honey Latte, and Coconutmilk Latte, but wondering just how healthy they are?
1982 American Petroleum Institute Report Warned Oil Workers Faced 'Significant' Risks From Radioactivity
By Sharon Kelly
Back in April last year, the Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency decided it was "not necessary" to update the rules for toxic waste from oil and gas wells. Torrents of wastewater flow daily from the nation's 1.5 million active oil and gas wells and the agency's own research has warned it may pose risks to the country's drinking water supplies.