YHHAP Overview

Our mission

The Yale Hunger and Homelessness Action Project (YHHAP) is a student organization using education and action to alleviate hunger and homelessness in New Haven. Not-for-profit, we use our direct service, community involvement, and advocacy efforts to address root causes and to support immediate and long-term solutions for local food and housing deprivation.

YHHAP: serving those with less.




8,000 volunteer hours annually

250 Active Volunteers

12 service projects in action


Who We Are

Founded almost fifty years past, YHHAP is the center for hunger and homelessness work at Yale. At heart, YHHAP is a vibrant community of student-volunteers, committed to helping our New Haven neighbors and addressing larger societal issues. Located out of Dwight Hall, YHHAP works independently and in partnership with other successful New Haven non-profits.

what we do

The wheel spokes of our service are twelve service projects, circling from a soup kitchen with daily meals to a case management agency providing housing and employment assistance. In addition to these core projects, YHHAP works to address entrenched homelessness, moving from fundraising campaigns to protection of vital shelters in New Haven. Through advocacy, policy, and education, YHHAP also promotes awareness and offers actionable steps for institutional change.



direct service projects, food rescue to case management

advocacy and policy engagement

education initiatives