The Yale Hunger and Homelessness Action Project--YHHAP (pronounced "why-hap")--endeavors every day to help the men and women struggling with hunger and homelessness in our local community. We are committed to meaningful, personal engagement while promoting long-term, impactful change.

Founded in 1974 by a small band of Yale undergraduates (History), our non-profit has grown into Yale's largest service group with 250 active volunteers and over 8,000 annual service hours. Entirely student-run, YHHAP conducts advocacy work, promotes community awareness, and runs twelve service projects that target diverse aspects of alleviating hunger and homelessness.

Get Involved

Now is the best time for you to get involved in YHHAP ("why-hap") and start making a difference in the New Haven community. Moving forward in our community aspirations, we will ease hunger and homelessness together.

We are a vibrant community of volunteers always excited to welcome new members. YHHAP opportunities for Yale community members include one-time involvements or volunteering for a YHHAP project as well as joining our leadership team. Yale students and community sponsors please feel free to Contact Us anytime, and we can get you involved right away. YHHAP Alumni or Yale pre-frosh? Here.