Young Professionals Group

WhyHunger Young Professionals (whYP) is a dynamic group of socially conscious young professional leaders motivated to bring awareness to the mission of WhyHunger through fundraising, social, and volunteer activities geared towards fellow young professionals. Participants share a passion for social justice and are committed to taking action to end hunger and poverty as part of the food justice movement. Make a real impact by joining us for some of our exciting events!


MLK Volunteer Service Opportunity at The Campaign Against Hunger (TCAH) - Bring Out Your Inner Grocer at TCAH’s Food Pantry!

WhyHunger is hosting a volunteer service opportunity at The Campaign Against Hunger (TCAH) on Wednesday, January 22 in BedStuy Brooklyn, NY. Come out and join WhyHunger staff, board members and other young professionals for a great volunteer service opportunity during MLK week of service. See below for more details and click here to RSVP. Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020; 9:30am – 1:30pm Location: The Campaign Against Hunger (TCAH), 2010 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11233 Volunteer duties: Serve customers at the largest food pantry in Brooklyn. Be ready to answer questions and look for food items, clothing, and toiletries based on customers’ own needs and preferences. Support the office, boutique, and operations by providing customer service, restocking shelves, unloading deliveries, and keeping the shopping and storage areas clean and organized Time: Please arrive promptly at 9:30am. The volunteer service will end at 1:30pm Contact(s): Regina Ginyard at [email protected] and 212-629-3224 ext 131 The MLK week of service is a moment to work together to fulfill King’s vision for a better America. We look forward to seeing you on January 22! Please RSVP to reserve your spot.

“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.


Lunch and Learn

Join WhyHunger for lunch at the “Garden of Happiness” urban garden in the Bronx and learn as community activist, farmer and WhyHunger Board Member Karen Washington discusses the history of the garden and the importance of urban agriculture within the food justice movement.

WhyHunger Bar Takeover

Join us at Dylan Murphy’s Bar for our first-ever WhyHunger Bar Takeover! Four of our brave young professionals will be bartending from 7 - 10 PM. All tips will be donated to WhyHunger. If you’re going to be drinking anyway, you might as well do it for a good cause!

Holiday Cocktail Throwdown

We’re hosting a Holiday Cocktail Throwdown. (This ain’t your office ugly sweater party!) A few brave competitors will craft their favorite holiday cocktails and the rest of us get to judge!

Daiquiris and Data Entry

Every year we get hundreds of order forms in the mail for our awesome Hungerthon gear. But before we can ship anything out we have to get the paper forms into our online system. That's where you come in! The plan is to do a little data entry, drink a couple daiquris, and have some fun.

Harry Chapin Run Against Hunger

For the past 36 years a group of Harry Chapin fans have been organizing a run against hunger upstate at Croton-on-Hudson. You can run or walk a 10k, 5k, or 1 mile route. Some of the WhyHunger staff will be there and a portion of the proceeds will go to us. A good excuse to start training at the gym!

Added Value Farms Volunteering

Come help out at WhyHunger friend and partner Added Value Farms. Get ready to compost, pull weeds, and harvest crops. Bring a suggested $5 donation which goes straight to Added Value Farms and WhyHunger will match it.