No one should be denied food, health care and other basic necessities of life Immigrants who come to this country for a better life, as immigrants from all over the world have done for the last 500 years, are legally entitled to some of the federal benefits, including emergency food support. […]

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Sam and Trisha, our two new AmeriCorps members, joined HIP at the beginning of October just as our new school year programming was picking up steam! We are excited to have them join our team. Please welcome them and stop by to say Hi! Samantha Hoeper Hi everyone! I’m so […]

Meet HIP’s new AmeriCorps members!


  Let us introduce you to the newest member of HIP’s Board of Directors — John Knight. While he is new to the board, he is a veteran HIPster! Here’s a little more about him. John Knight has been active with HIP for over 7 years and has been a […]

Introducing John Knight



Barb, one of our regular meal Senior Meal volunteers, recounts her experience marching with HIP in the Lake City Seafair Parade a few years ago. It was summertime in Lake City, so the weather was beautiful. The salmon festival parade was coming up and HIP needed volunteers to join the march, so […]

When the HIP Grannies Marched


Emebet Mamo, or Mimi, grew up in Ethiopia until the age of 14. She then immigrated to the USA and went to high school in D.C. When she was 20 she moved to Seattle and went to accounting school for two years. She has a 17 year-old son and a 15 year-old daughter. She began […]

Meet Mimi, the East African Meals Chef and our newest ...


Lars is one of our regular guests at the Lake City Senior Days. Always a personable ray of sunshine, we sat down to hear more about his background. Read about it below! Lars is one of those people whom you instantly like. He has an infectious optimism, tireless energy, and can wrap […]

Meet Lars



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