Message from Yoko Ono

Dear Friends

Every night hundreds of millions of women and children around the world go to bed hungry. In the United States alone, more than 40 million Americans and 12 million children do not have enough to eat. But it doesn’t have to be this way. My husband, John Lennon, and I always imagined a world without hunger, poverty, and suffering. That world is possible if we all come together to support the grassroots movements transforming the way our food is made and distributed.

WhyHunger has been building a community of grassroots partners and supporters like you for decades in order to transform our food system and tackle the root causes of hunger head-on. WhyHunger’s vision to end hunger and ensure everyone has the right to nutritious food is so important and I’m sure it’s one that we all share. Their vision is bold, necessary, and, frankly, a big undertaking, but together we have the power to create self-sustaining communities free of hunger.

That’s why I’m asking: this Giving Tuesday, help WhyHunger grow the movements creating sustainable solutions to hunger and poverty by contributing to WhyHunger’s Hungerthon.

As a child growing up in Japan during World War II, I experienced hunger and its effects firsthand. It’s moved me to do my part to make sure that we take care of each other and our Earth so that no one struggles to find their next meal. I know that in order to bring a real end to hunger we must respect and nurture our communities, our growers, and our land. I’ve been a long-term supporter of WhyHunger because they deeply understand this and go beyond the model of food charity, to advance long-term solutions that strike at hunger and its root causes.

Please join me in supporting WhyHunger’s mission by donating to Hungerthon. Now’s the time to take action to create communities free of hunger and suffering.

Thank you for your support,

Yoko Ono
Musician, artist, activist
27 November 2018
New York City