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We were inspired by Paul Newman and what he did with Newman’s Own. We wanted
to help raise awareness about hunger in America. We didn’t have a celebrity to lead the
charge so we made up one – Hungrr, the oddly loveable hunger monster.
The rest is history, IF you’ll help us make it!

Mission: Raise awareness to the facts surrounding hunger in America
and meaningfully contribute to organizations and individuals fighting hunger
in their communities.
We are bringing attention to the problem
of hunger in America in a disarming and lighthearted way.
Hungrr is a character, a logo, a blog and a work in progress.
Hungrr is a line of products sold to raise awareness, funds
raised will be used to further our mission.
Any profits after taxes will be donated to organizations and individuals
fighting hunger in their communities.

Hungrr® and the Hungrr character are registered trademarks.
Hungrr,LLC., is NOT a non profit organization.
Registered in Delaware, MD., Nov. 2006.
It is a company that works to make people aware of the facts about hunger in America.
Currently, we have no paid employees and are all volunteers. We also sell buttons and in the future,
t shirts cookies and toys. UPDATE THE HUNGRR COOKIE IS HERE ! Dec 8 2009 !
We hope that our products are fun to own or eat or play with and that they will,
in a whimsical way, remind people to think about the issues around hunger in America,
and encourage people to do a little good and feel good.

The orange jumpsuit clad team has been joining the funny Hungrr character
throughout NYC for years.
“We hope by bringing the issue to people ‘in person’ and in a humorous way,
we can sneak into their mind gardens and plant happy helping thought seeds.”
– Owen Plotkin, founder Hungrr,LLC.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Report,
35 million (Update Dec 2009) 48 million Americans suffer directly from hunger and food insecurity,
including nearly 14 million children.
Worldwide more than 850 million people are chronically hungry.

Do a little good. And feel good.

VOLUNTEER your time or DONATE food or money to your local Food Bank.
start here:
America’s Second Harvest UPDATE now rebranded Feeding America
The Foodbank For NYC
Jeff Bridges’ End Hunger Network

Click to read 2006 Report on Hunger in America

(thanks to America’s Second Harvest)
UPDATE Hunger is growing. Hunger in America.
Click to read 2008 USDA Report on Hunger in America

VOLUNTEER or DONATE to your local Food Bank. And feel good.

Hungrr,LLC. is registered in Delaware, MD. Certified and filed Nov 15th 2006.
The Hungrr® character and the End. campaign. Registered Trademark ©2006 Owen Plotkin Founder, Hungrr, LLC.

Comments

  1. erin
    June 25th, 2006 | 5:13 pm

    Dude i think what you guys are doing is awesome,keep it up good luck!

  2. Darren
    July 17th, 2006 | 2:26 pm

    Just what are you accomplishing? Having fun, I guess. “End hunger.” Good idea, but what I see from the video is nothing but a waste of time. Bag your costume, your signs and cute chants, and go buy some food. Deliver it to the homeless on the street in NYC. Get some names of people. Follow up with them and be their family support system to help them. Or, volunteer to do the boring, unglamorous work of monitoring at a homeless shelter — that’s what I’ve done. That would be doing something instead of pointless performance art.

  3. Hungrr
    July 18th, 2006 | 10:22 am

    We do those things. And we’re doing this awareness work too. Keep up your good work. Thank you.

  4. Julian
    July 24th, 2006 | 11:49 pm

    What a ******* waste of time, this hardly raises awareness its just a way for some rich kids to feel good about themselves.

  5. Hungrr
    July 25th, 2006 | 6:35 am

    We are all working, paying taxes and giving our time to this. We make some people aware of the issue and that has some value.

  6. August 8th, 2006 | 12:33 pm

    Really like the idea. The character is very approachable, which will definitely help get your message across. Keep up the good work! It’s not a waste of time, believe me.

  7. Jonathan White
    August 8th, 2006 | 5:45 pm

    Wow, Hungrr, your reply to Darren was the most incredibly perfect answer that I have ever seen.
    God Bless you guys.
    jonathan

  8. alex
    August 13th, 2006 | 7:18 am

    LOL sweeet , I like the kostume , but i dnt really kare about the hungry amerikans. They can solve their problems themselves going 2 shelters or geting a job, the people that are in real hunger are those in 3rd world countries. u guys should worry more about them and try helping them cuz theyre the ones that have no way of solving their problems.

  9. August 16th, 2006 | 3:34 am

    I’d be interested in using your videos to inspire the uninformed around here. I’ll bring up the site to our group. Thank you for what you have done, and do.
    God Bless Faithfull Servants
    -jordan

  10. xchellohh
    September 6th, 2006 | 9:52 am

    i think that you guys are accomplishing something. i never even knew about this program until i saw your commericial on youtube&& and it motivated me to start doing some volunteer work here in MS too. so, great job and keep up the awesome work 😀

  11. End. Hungrr
    September 6th, 2006 | 12:00 pm

    Thanks xchellohh. You keep up your good works too.

  12. Cam
    September 6th, 2006 | 6:59 pm

    More than a little bit ambiguous.

  13. September 12th, 2006 | 8:19 pm

    i think what you guys are doing is fantastic,keep it up good luck!
    visit my website for more great ways to get your word out to more people.

  14. Steve
    September 18th, 2006 | 7:50 pm

    Good performance+ lack of substance and information = meaningless advertising. Perhaps a different approach would be more suitalbe.

  15. December 9th, 2006 | 10:45 am

    it is cool dad!@#$%^&*()

  16. December 9th, 2006 | 10:45 am

    it is cool dad

  17. Jimmy
    December 15th, 2006 | 7:28 pm

    end hunger? wtf how about end obesity?
    this is hardly even an issue in america, why not go worry about the millions actually starving in third-world countries?
    what we need in america is less food, not more.
    and cut the randomass cartoon crap. It’s a juxtaposition, the random orange attention-getter thing trying to lightheartedly speak about the morbid subject of starvation and malnutrition. Self-defeating. But so is your whole campaign in the first place. Find something else to support. This is just bull$@# protesting.
    i really just don’t see how that puts food in starving people’s mouths.

  18. Hungrr
    December 15th, 2006 | 9:01 pm

    Why don’t you read some of the entries in this blog? Maybe you will be educated to the issue.
    The issue of hunger in America is not one of starvation or famine that exists throughout the world.
    According to the just release report by the USDA, there are 35 million Americans in need of food assistance.
    Many children are malnourished.
    http://www.each1-teach1DOTorg/Home1.asp
    They are not starving. And the obese are often malnourished.
    Read:
    http://www.associatedcontentDOTcom/article/5576/obesity_and_po verty_the_poorest_of.html

  19. Chloe
    December 24th, 2006 | 5:08 pm

    I haven’t looked too much into to what you’re doing, but from what I’ve seen, I approve. So few people are aware of the poverty many Americans face, but you’re bringing it into awareness. It seems as though you cover the bases that are typically neglected, such as advocacy and sustainability. I’m also glad to see that you not only press on despite criticism, but also reply to that criticism reasonably and without confrontation. You’re doing a great thing here, and doing it well. I wish you the best.

  20. Angel
    December 30th, 2006 | 12:36 am

    I agree that at least you are bringing some awareness to the issue.Obviously some are just ignorant,rude and quite frankly disrespectful!I say any way to do something is better than sitting on your ass and doing nothing!Thankyou for bringing the awareness and the work know matter how it is done to the issue of hungrr in America.Jimmy you are disgusting and you should feel ashamed of yourself!

  21. Rayn
    February 4th, 2007 | 12:46 am

    So many people never understand performance art. Oh well, so many people do. If you guys are paying taxes, helping at homeless shelters, getting things done, donating money and raising awareness in a fun way more power to ya! Someday I hope that people will see the way to end poverty is by themselves taking action to help those less fortunate and rally against their governments for things like a lot of the ideals and proposals by Bucky Fuller. Hunger is a serious issue and so many times laughter is the best medicine or at least instigator to getting things done.

  22. owen
    February 4th, 2007 | 8:06 am

    Thanks! Couldn’t have said it better myself.

  23. Mike
    July 6th, 2007 | 1:53 pm

    Wow, how strange… people here are doing something to help the hungry, and for some reason there are a bunch of trolls who feel the need to attack them? For what? For not doing enough, or for not ending hunger, or for focusing on hunger in the US? That is really pathetic.

    Here’s how it works. These guys did something (dressed up as a mascot and went to an iPhone line and ended up in a video that was picked up by Boing Boing) that got this Web site some hits. One of those hits was mine. I read the material, thought about it, and sent $100 to America’s Second Harvest.

    Now, because of Hungrr, America’s Second Harvest has $100 that they would not have otherwise had. What’s wrong with that? Not sure I see the problem…

    Keep up the good work!

  24. Hungrr
    July 6th, 2007 | 2:42 pm

    Thanks Mike,
    That means a lot to us.
    Very generous.
    -Hungrr

  25. Justin
    July 7th, 2007 | 6:06 am

    Why not become a non-profit? Wouldn’t that increase the proportion of Hungrr’s income that you can give to charity?

  26. February 12th, 2008 | 7:15 am

    I”m glad to see that people are tring to make a difference in the world. its great what ya’ll are doing.

  27. Vanessa
    April 10th, 2008 | 6:54 pm

    this is a great idea keep it up. Visit me on youtube. Account name ninabeana007. I have stuff about pverty on there.

  28. Dario
    October 18th, 2008 | 4:49 am

    What you re doing seem to be good : )
    I believe more in god, tough, because i dont believe in the man. Man never saved himself. And if he does, things will always change. Instead, god never changes, and he promised things that he is going to bring (rhyme sorry lol)

    Dario from italy.

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