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!


“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.

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.