WhyHunger Honors Warren Haynes, Kevin Bacon and more at the Chapin Awards Gala


On November 1st, the charity “Why Hunger” honored Warren Haynes, Kevin Bacon, Stacy Huston, and Bob Walk with the Harry Chapin Humanitarian Award at the Chapin Award Gala, hosted by City Winery, in New York City.  The energy at the winery was electric, the crowd was dressed to impress, in good spirits and ready to have a great night.


In 1975, Harry Chapin founded WhyHunger, moved by the powerful conviction that hunger is solvable. The charity ensures access to nutritious food for all. Chapin used his music and activism to inspire millions to act. The Harry Chapin Humanitarian award shines a spotlight on artists and community leaders who have proved dedication to building social justice and ending hunger worldwide.

How does it feel to be honored?

Honoree Stacy Huston, executive director at SixDegrees said: “ It is a tremendous honor to be recognised for our work by WhyHunger, the other honorees who have committed their lives to this kind of tremendous work, just to have my name along side them is a tremendous honor”.

WhyHunger happenings, this and next year.

Noreen Springstead executive director at WhyHunger told us about the charities happenings now and next year. She said: “Hungerthon radio campaign, will be all over siriusxm airwaves, Iheart and audacity, we have John Lennon and Bruce Springsteen items, asking for people to donate for the cause during the holiday season”.

How can New Yorkers get involved?

When asked how New Yorkers can get involved Stacy Huston, executive director of SixDegrees.org said: “Why Hunger is local to New York, so it i easy to plug into the organization itself, there are also so many different types of grassroot organizations in communities in New York , from food pantries to Volunteer lines, depending on what time or what resources you have there is a way to give back in your community”.

Noreen Springstead said: “New Yorkers should get active locally; there are about 1200 soup kitchens and pantries all across the city, helping people in need; go to WhyHunger.org to support the cause”.

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