About Hungerthon


WhyHunger’s Hungerthon campaign is an annual Thanksgiving radio tradition, since 1975, that educates listeners across the U.S. and raises critical funds to end hunger in America.

This holiday season, WhyHunger’s 36th Hungerthon brings together radio partners at Audacy New York, SiriusXM and iHeart New York with celebrity supporters including Yoko Ono Lennon and Bruce Springsteen, and fans like you to tackle the root causes of hunger in America and ensure everyone’s human right to nutritious food.  

Hunger is not a new problem in America. COVID-19 has only exacerbated the social injustices that have long existed at the root of hunger, from racism to lack of a living wage. Today, more than 38 million Americans – including 1 in every 6 children – are struggling with hunger. Nearly 40% of Americans are living just one paycheck away from poverty, making impossible decisions between paying their bills, feeding their families or filling their prescriptions.  Hungerthon moves the needle beyond charity to strike at the root causes of hunger and fuel long-term solutions! 

WhyHunger’s Hungerthon is grounded in the belief that hunger is solvable. Donate today to support community-based solutions to hunger across the U.S. that nourish people in immediate need and address the underlying issues at the root of hunger.

WhyHunger’s Hungerthon will run from November 1st through December 31st on air and at Hungerthon.org, with a specific emphasis on the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving.  This unique campaign includes radio broadcasts, exclusive online auctions, signature merchandise and social media activation via #Hungerthon. The live Hungerthon radio broadcast at Audacy New York will be Tuesday, November 23rd.  

Special thanks to all of our sponsors and radio partners the backbone of Hungerthon, for their vital role in fighting hunger in America.

Special thanks to the gracious Yoko Ono Lennon, Bruce Springsteen and the Harry Chapin Foundation for their support and partnership in offering this year's incredible Hungerthon merchandise.

And thank YOU for taking action! 

90 cents of every dollar raised goes directly to programmatic work, so when you donate to WhyHunger’s Hungerthon you can be sure your money is spent responsibly and with the greatest impact. Learn more at whyhunger.org or read our press release.