Archived Events


“Bring in the Spring!” Paint & Sip Charity Event

WhyHunger’s Young Professionals are kicking off 2018 with “Bring in the Spring!” A Paint & Sip Charity Event. Join us on Tuesday, April 10 from 6:00 – 8:30pm at The Painting Lounge in Midtown (40 West 38th St, 2nd Floor, Buzzer: 001). Doors open at 6:00 to drink and mingle. We’ll begin painting at promptly at 6:30.


Firepit concert for WhyHunger

With roots built from hours spent with friends around a good fire, Firepit has been working the campfire circuit throughout the Northeast for years. As longtime friends and collaborators, Jay Marsac and Dan Donnelly have a love of the outdoors and the band’s music and spirit are a reflection of that. When not around a fire, Firepit has settled into a regular gig as the Elks Club house band in Summit NJ. Blissfully unaware of any feedback or criticism, Firepit plays the music they love and have a lot of laughs and good times doing just that.


Join WhyHunger for our 2nd annual Hungerthon Roast on November 14. This year, we’re roasting John Muszynski, Chief Investment Officer at Spark Foundry USA and Video Negotiation Lead for PMX. Enjoy a hilarious night at the world famous UP Comedy Club at The Second City in Chicago to support Hungerthon!

Bar Takeover

Join us for a drink (or two) as WhyHunger’s Young Professionals takeover the bar at Rattle N Hum West on Tuesday, October 24. Four brave souls have volunteered to guest bartend from 6 to 10 PM, and all their tips will be donated to WhyHunger.

Homerun for Hunger

Join us for the inaugural WhyHunger “Homerun for Hunger” Suite Event at Yankees Stadium. Enjoy a night at the ballpark with friends watching the New York Yankees take on the Tampa Bay Rays while you feast on all-you-can-eat ballpark fare and enjoy an open bar with beer and wine, all while celebrating WhyHunger’s work to end hunger and poverty and ensure everyone has access to good food.

Closing the Hunger Gap

The goal of the 2017 CTHG conference is to move hunger relief organizations toward strategies that promote social justice and address the root causes of hunger, using the lens of racial and economic equity.

2017 WhyHunger Chapin Awards

The annual WhyHunger Chapin Awards will be held on Tuesday, June 13th at The Edison Ballroom in NYC. This special evening of music and activism will honor musician Jon Batiste and our grassroots partner Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger. Join us for an impactful night as we celebrate the work being done in the fight against hunger and poverty!

Through Her Eyes: Women's Struggle for Food Sovereignty

Join us to celebrate International Women’s Day and the launch of WhyHunger’s newest publication, Through Her Eyes: Women's Struggle for Food Sovereignty. Through Her Eyes lifts up the stories of 13 incredible women from the U.S. and the Global South who are fighting for food sovereignty. This event will feature a panel of women from the publication moderated by Karen Washington.

Hungerthon Roast of Marianne Gambelli

Join WhyHunger for a hilarious night at world famous Gotham Comedy Club as we roast Marianne Gambelli, Chief Investment Officer at Horizon Media and leading advertising sales executive as part of the kick-off to our 31st annual Hungerthon!

WhyHunger, NYY Steak & Antinori Family Estates Charity Wine Dinner

Join WhyHunger for our exclusive Hungerthon pre-campaign kick-off with New York Yankees Steakhouse and Antinori Family Estates! A limited number of tickets are available at $250 per person. All proceeds benefit WhyHunger and our work to ensure everyone has access to fresh, nutritious food.

whYP September Happy Hour

Join whYP to drink, make new friends and support WhyHunger on Thursday, September 15th from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at Colors, a special restaurant formed by ROC United to help restaurant workers displaced by the World Trade Center tragedy and that is now a leader in advocating for workers’ rights. Tickets are $20 online or at the door, for an hour and a half of open bar which includes beer, wine, and prosecco.

whYP Volunteering at La Finca del Sur

La Finca del Sur is an urban farmer cooperative in the South Bronx led by Latina and Black women and their allies. They are committed to building healthy neighborhoods through economic empowerment, increased nutritional awareness, training and education, and advocating for social and political equality and food justice in low-income communities. Our very own WhyHunger staff Suzanne Babb is a member. Join us!

2016 WhyHunger Chapin Awards

Join WhyHunger for a celebration of music, food, and activism! Monday, May 16th at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, Pier 61, New York City. We will be honoring Tom Morello, the Landless Workers' Movement (MST), and Kenny Loggins.

WhyHunger Young Professionals Happy Hour

Join us to eat, drink, make new friends, and support WhyHunger on Thursday, March 24th at COLORS, a special restaurant committed to good food and fair wages that was founded by restaurant workers who survived the World Trade Center tragedies on 9/11.

Joe Crookston Concert

Listen to great music! On Saturday, March 12, iconic folk singer, Joe Crookston will perform at Ethical Brew in Teaneck, NJ to help raise funds for WhyHunger. Get your tickets now!

Ride Against Hunger

Have fun, work up a sweat, and help fight hunger! Join us for the 2016 #RideAgainstHunger benefiting WhyHunger and New Jersey Anti-Hunger Coalition on Saturday, March 5 at the Peloton Cycle Studio in New York City.

CIW March

Take action! March with us to support the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) and their fight to demand justice from Wendy’s on Thursday, March 3 at 4:00pm in New York City.