Youth In Action

Are you a young person interested in making a difference in the world?

Join The Hunger Project in its mission of ending hunger and poverty, while building your leadership skills. Here are some ways you can participate:

  • End world hunger one grilled cheese at a time. Hunger Project partner FeelGood is a movement of passionate, committed youth turning their college experience into a time of effective global action. They’re developing their business, leadership and teamwork skills to run a successful social enterprise—a grilled cheese deli— to raise money and build public support for the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): a plan to eliminate extreme hunger and poverty by achieving an economically prosperous, socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable human presence on the planet by 2030. So if you’re in college and want to make every moment count, learn more about the partnership between The Hunger Project and Feel Good. Or start now!
  • Hold a bake sale/educational event at your school or in your community to benefit The Hunger Project. Each item that is sold could have a label attached to it with some important statistics and facts about world hunger. Get the facts in our knowledge center.
  • Hold a fundraising event through your school, camp, youth group, religious group, or sorority or fraternity. Events could include yard sales, read-a-thons, benefit concerts and more!
    • The women of Alpha Chi Omega sorority in Quinnipiac University held a fashion show and donated the proceeds to The Hunger Project. Staci Sherman (right), sophomore, said: “We thought that of all the other organizations out there, we loved the idea of ending world hunger and empowering women and their families to stay healthy every day.”
    • Seventh and eight grade students at East Palo Alto Middle School in California had a special philanthropy project to research and choose ten non-profits focused on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to support. The Hunger Project received one of the highest amounts of money: $1,700!
  • Help us reach out! Do a school and community drive to encourage people to sign up for The Hunger Project’s email list. Learn and share some basics about world hunger and The Hunger Project and collect new members for our list.
  • Run a Penny Harvest campaign. If your school partners with Penny Harvest, share about world hunger and The Hunger Project with your friends and start/join a roundtable that will contribute to The Hunger Project!
    • If your school is not yet a Penny Harvest partner, learn more about how to join! Since 1991, children between the ages of four and 14 have been converting their natural compassion for others into action by collecting pennies and turning those pennies into grants for community organizations.
  • Dine at home instead of going out for dinner, ice cream or whatever with friends, and send money you would have spent to The Hunger Project.
  • Start a coin collection campaign for The Hunger Project in stores in your neighborhood. Decorate a “coin can” and share about how important ending hunger is and that every penny counts.
  • Write and put on a play. Help educate others about what hunger and poverty are like in the developing world by writing and putting on a play. A small admission fee could be charged with the proceeds going to The Hunger Project.

Visit our Knowledge Center for materials, information, facts and more!

And, if you need support putting any of the above ideas into action or have ideas for us, contact Anna Orcutt-Jahns at