Your voice can make a difference As the longest ever federal government shutdown continues with no end in sight, its ripple effects are now affecting millions of lives around the country. Tens of millions of people who use benefits such as SNAP (food stamps), WIC, and school meals, are bracing for […]

Millions of people risk going hungry as the longest-ever government ...


During each legislative session, the Anti-Hunger & Nutrition Coalition hosts Hunger Action Day, our lobby day in Olympia that highlights issues facing hungry families in Washington State, and brings their stories and priorities to legislators in the positions to make change that reduces hunger. Check out our coalition’s 2019 legislative […]

Your voice matters: Join us for Hunger Action Day 2019


Meet Maureen, a.k.a. Moe, the newest addition to the HIP family. She started off as a volunteer dishwasher for the Senior Meals Program, then became an official staff member in November 2018 when HIP opened the up a part-time dishwasher position. We would be lost without her at the Senior […]

Meet Moe!




An AmeriCorps VISTA position through United Way of King County Hunger Intervention program (HIP) is looking for an AmeriCorps VISTA member who will be our Community Relations Coordinator. This is a full time (40 hours/week) position for one year starting in March 2019. This is an excellent entry-level opportunity for anyone […]

HIP is Hiring: Community Relations Coordinator


Five years ago, on November 4th, volunteers gathered to make HIP’s first senior meal. The menu was salmon cakes with yogurt dill sauce, a roll, roasted potatoes, roasted vegetables, and peach crisp. I should admit, this meal predates me. I didn’t start working on our Senior Community Meal until months […]

The 5-Year Learning Curve



During HIP’s ten-year anniversary event, former Executive Director, Kate Ortiz, recounts her experience in the old HIP office. In my working career before HIP, I had always had unconventional work spaces. A past office space always ran 10-20 degrees hotter than my coworkers’ offices. So when Linda showed me my […]

“Are you okay in here?”


By now you’ve probably heard of our HIP Pack packing parties, those twice-a-month events where volunteers gather to assemble hundreds of weekend food packs (a.k.a. HIP Packs) for students at our partner schools. What you might not have heard of, however, are all the little behind-the-scenes roles that go into […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Xander & Jonathan


Ever wonder how HIP got its name? Well wonder no more! Allow us to take you on a journey through HIP’s history, starting from its nascence in the 1990s. Back in the early ’90s, Linda Berger (pictured above) began working with Operation: Sack Lunch (OSL), a non-profit which still exists today feeding individuals […]

What’s in a name?