A letter to myself (two months ago) Dear Patrick, I know you’re about to start on your Americorps journey and you really don’t know what to expect, so let me fill you in on what you’re probably expecting and a few things that aren’t. You’re going to end up going […]

A Letter To Patrick, From Patrick


Hello BLOG VIEWERS!!! My name is Ty Chapman and I am from Las Vegas, Nevada, and my time working for HIP with close relations to the United Way of King County has definitely been an experience of a lifetime. The most notable experience that I have cherished is my growing […]

More Than a “Lunch Guy” at Meadowbrook


I think I have the cutest kids at my site, Cedarvale. They are spunky and silly and rambunctious, imaginative and a total handful. I was a kids ski instructor for the last two years, so I think I mastered the art of deciding what things are dangerous and when to […]

A Very Cheeky Cedarvale



Sound Generations, Hunger Intervention Program (HIP), Seattle Parks and Recreation, and Horn of Africa Services are teaming up to bring healthy meals, fitness programs, recreational activities, and social work services to East African elders in the north end of Seattle. This program launches on Tuesday, August 28th, and will be […]

Food and Fitness Program for East African Elders Launches at ...


At the end of August, Kelly’s time with HIP will come to an end and she will move on to bigger & better things in life. But she will leave a lasting impression on all of us here and everyone she has worked with. In this piece, she reflects on […]

A Birder’s-eye view of HIP


Even before HIP was officially an organization, we struggled with transportation. We really needed a cargo van to transport Northwest Harvest, Food Lifeline, and other food donations safely. For some years our personal Subaru Legacy station wagon did the job, which we also used to deliver meals downtown. The difficulty at Northwest Harvest […]

How the first HIP van came to be



My name is Elizabeth and I’m the VISTA site supervisor for Lake City Court Apartments. Having grown up in the Lake City area, Lake City Court is a location that I was always familiar with, but knew very little about. Serving summer meals here daily has provided me with the […]

Meals and Gardening at Lake City Court


Hello, my name is Ramine Jarrahian and I am currently an Americorps VISTA working at the Hunger Intervention Program for the summer. So far my time as a VISTA at HIP has been quite an experience. Although I have volunteered at HIP in the past, the last two summers in […]

From the Past, to the Present, and into the Future–Forever ...


My summer as an Americorps VISTA member with the Hunger Intervention Program has been very memorable, rewarding, and has helped me better understand the prevalence of food insecurity in King County. Not only have I had the opportunity to reduce food insecurity by providing free meals to those in need, […]

Tasty Meals, Warm Smiles, and Big Hugs at ADWAS