Columbus Urban League Young Professionals feed the hungry, change lives

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The Columbus Urban League Young Professionals help feed the hungry and so much more.

The local group comes together to try to help make our community a better place. 

On Sunday, the Columbus Urban League Young Professionals got together to create dozens of lunches that they will pass out in the community.

“It means a lot to me. I’m a part of the community. I live on 20th. I love the district so it’s really good just to see young professionals contribute to the district and the city as a whole,” said CJ Churchill, a member of  CULYP.

Columbus Urban League Young Professionals is made up of almost 300 members ages 21-40. Sunday’s project — Hashtag Lunch Bag — is just one of many the group has come together to help the community.

“Today we’re doing hashtag lunch bags. In addition, we will be writing letters to people who are incarcerated and dropping those off in the mail to kind of give them encouragement during after the holiday season and kind of uplift their spirits,” said Niyah Walters, the vice president of CULYP.

Hashtag Lunch Bag began in 2012 as a way to not only feed the hungry but also to spread love throughout communities. 

Since then groups throughout the country like the Columbus Urban League Young Professionals have joined in. Their goal is to empower and change lives.

“Using young professionals to kind of give back and kind of make Columbus a better place through our service,” says Walters.

“It means a lot for some of the individuals in this community. They only get one lunch or one meal a day so the fact that we can contribute to that, you know, it’s one less meal that they have to worry about,” Churchill said.

One hundred sandwiches were made and each of them had a note attached and they were given to residents in need throughout the King Lincoln District on Sunday.

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