Hungerthon 2018

Hungerthon 2018: Join Entercom, WhyHunger In The Fight To End Hunger

November 20, 2018 - 1:58 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- It's Hungerthon Day at WCBS 880! That means it’s time to make a difference this holiday season and help end hunger in America.

Entercom New York has once again partnered with WhyHunger for its annual Hungerthon charity drive. 

On Tuesday, just two days before Thanksgiving, WhyHunger hosted its annual Live Hungerthon Day on WCBS Newsradio 880 and other Entercom stations. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, Grammy winner Tom Chapin, and iconic singer-songwriter Graham Nash were among the notable names to join us live on the broadcast to talk about this important cause.

We're auctioning off exclusive memorabilia and unique experiences donated by musicians, athletes and celebrities. 

Donations are accepted online at or via the volunteer-staffed phone room on Nov. 20 (1-800-5-HUNGRY). All proceeds will go to WhyHunger to support their critical work to end hunger and poverty.

Here's a look at some of the one-of-a-kind items being offered ONLY by WCBS Newsradio 880. They include:

  • Attend a Mets game, visit the broadcast booth and watch batting practice on the field - BID HERE
  • Attend a taping of Joe Connolly’s Small Business Spotlight - BID HERE
  • Drop in on morning drive and cut an anchor demo with Wayne Cabot - BID HERE
  • VIP Seats and Meet and Greet with Jay Leno next April at the NJ Speakers Series event - BID HERE
  • The Suite Life, bid to have a suite for a Nets game hosted by Brad, or a Devils game hosted by Tom Kaminski - BID HERE
  • Meet and Greet with CBS News Anchor Jeff Glor, plus tour CBS Radio Newsroom - BID HERE


    Since its founding over three decades ago, Hungerthon has raised millions of dollars in the fight to end hunger and invest in community-driven solutions to build social justice for all. WCBS Newsradio 880, WFAN, and 1010WINS have served as a Hungerthon partner for decades.

    “Our mission at WhyHunger is to ensure that access to nutritious food is not only a reality, but a right for the 40 million Americans struggling to meet that basic need,” said Noreen Springstead, executive director of WhyHunger. “We’re working on meaningful and sustainable solutions to end poverty and hunger. The funds raised through Hungerthon are crucial to strengthening our efforts. Thank you to our partners at Entercom New York, ambassadors and supporters for once again coming together for this time-honored tradition.”

    "I want to give back and Hungerthon is one of the ways that we do it," Nash said.

    To find out more information and support this year’s Hungerthon, visit and follow the conversation on social media via #Hungerthon