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Hungerthon Campaigns

Join the team!

Thanks for supporting Hungerthon! This year, we are helping you to help us spread the word. Create your own Hungerthon campaign on our website and send it out to your friends and family. We will provide you with a custom webpage, individualized coaching and help as you track your fundraising progress. If you raise $1,000 or more, we'll send you a combo pack of Hungerthon-themed pullover hoodie, t-shirt and a pack of bracelets. All proceeds will benefit WhyHunger and our efforts to ensure that everyone in the US can eat healthy, fresh food every day.

To start your own campaign or find an existing campaign use the links below:

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FAQ

  • What should the title of my campaign be? +


    It can be whatever you want it to be! Tony's Fight Against Hunger; Make Me a Hunger Hero; Alicia's Hungerthon Campaign; are just a few ideas. Feel free to get as creative and original as you like.

  • What should I write for my "Profile" description? +


    You can write whatever you like – as long as its less than 255 characters. This is the text that serves as an introduction to you. So … introduce yourself and the reason why you are launching a Hungerthon campaign.


    For example:
    Welcome to my Hungerthon campaign! The fact that 49 million people in America are hungry makes me angry! So I'm going to do something about it. Please join me in supporting Hungerthon this year.

  • What should I use for my profile image? +


    Upload a photograph of you to your campaign. It will help your friends and family find and recognize you and makes them more likely to donate. (Tip: Best photos are 360 x 360 px avoid image file name titles with spaces use underscores or dashes instead. For example: "my_photo.jpg" instead of "my photo.jpg")

  • What should be my funding goal? +


    It's up to you! Choose a number that you think is achievable. But at the same time, challenge yourself. If you raise $1,000 or more, you'll receive a special gift from WhyHunger! If for some reason you don't reach your goal, that's okay. The money you raise will be donated to Hungerthon. (Note: Minimal funding goal amount is $100.)
  • What should I enter for Video? +


    This is a chance for you to star in your own video! If you are so inclined, make a short video explaining why you are supporting Hungerthon and asking your friends and family to make a donation. It can be you simply speaking to the camera or you can get creative. Upload that video to YouTube or Vimeo and copy and paste the link in the Video box. However, if you're no Steven Spielberg, feel free to enter the url for WhyHunger's organizational video.
  • How to find a YouTube video share link? +

  • What should I write for my campaign story description? +


    This is your opportunity to express to your friends and family why you are undertaking a fundraising campaign for Hungerthon this year and why it's so important that they support you. Take some time and think about what you want to say. Have you been a long time Hungerthon supporter? Have you volunteered for Hungerthon? What is your favorite Hungerthon t-shirt? What is it about hunger in American that makes you want to do something? Feel free to make your description as long or short as you like, as long as it comes from the heart. If all else fails, feel free to use the following:

    Did you know that 49 million people in America are food insecure? That means that they experience difficulty affording food for themselves and their families. These families are sometimes forced to skip meals. Or they choose eat high calorie, unhealthy meals because they are more affordable than fruits and vegetables and they make them feel fuller. WhyHunger is trying to change this phenomenon. WhyHunger is a leader in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment. Every year they run a national campaign to raise awareness of hunger in America and raise money for programs and initiatives that combat it on a local level. I believe that everyone should have the right to good, healthy food. Please join me in supporting Hungerthon this year. No donation is too small!
  • Okay. I created my campaign. Now what? +

    Congrats! You've built your Hungerthon campaign. But the fun is not over. Now your job is to let all of your friends, family, colleagues, neighbors, teammates – everyone you know – about it. Here are some tips:
    1. 1. Donate to your own fundraiser! It always helps to lead by example :)
    2. 2. Email it to your contacts. Click the Email button to send it to your contacts one by one. Feel free to write your own message instead of the standard boilerplate that is provided (in fact, that's preferable). Or copy and paste your campaign url and send it from your own email account.
    3. 3. Share your campaign on Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn. Copy and paste your campaign url into all of your social networking sites and ask for support that way.
    4. 4. Post your campaign widget to your own website or blog. Click the Embed button and copy and paste the code that is provided into your own website or blog.
    5. 5. In order to get the results you want, you're going to have to ask more than once. The average campaigner has to ask for support 5 times.
  • I got my first donation! What do I do now? +

    You gotta say thank you! And the more personal and heartfelt the better. No need to be long and wordy. Just let your friends and family know that you've received their donation and really appreciate their support.
  • My grandmother gave me a check. What do I do? +

    We can accept checks. Please make sure that they are payable to 'WhyHunger' and send them to us at 505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 2100, New York, NY 10018. We will manually update your campaign total for you upon receipt of the check.
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