How far we have come! I am amazed by the work HIP does today in the community. When my friend Rhoda Morrow and I started this organization more than two decades back, we were serving sandwiches in downtown Seattle for those without access to healthy meals. Our volunteers were dedicated […]

Big change is possible when we work together


The first time Julianna came to Lake City Senior Days it was for Enhance Fitness. “The doctor said, you need to get moving, “ and that was what she came to do. Even though it was years ago, her first impression of the program was a lasting one. Looking for […]

Finding a home-base community


  Hello Everyone! I couldn’t be happier to be apart of the team here at Hunger Intervention Program for 2019/2020. I was born and raised in a little tiny town in Montana. I graduated from Montana State University with a degree in Community Health minoring in Human Development and Gerontology. […]

Meet Emily Billow: Our newest VISTA member



On Monday, March 11, the White House introduced its 2020 budget proposal that cuts the popular Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP that is widely known as food stamps) by $220 billion over the next ten years and recycles some old and ineffective ideas. The proposal is a blueprint for increasing […]

Advocacy Alert! Three steps toward better food security


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Darcy shares some of her takeaways from her recent trip to Washington DC for the 2019 National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference. HIP is best known for providing nutritious meals and nutrition education. This work matters to us. However, it would be a disservice to our community if we didn’t take a […]

Reflections from the National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference


Leading and organizing Cooking Matters courses are a significant portion of my Americorps service. They are a great hands-on class that allows participants to practice what they are learning and integrate cooking skills, healthy eating behaviors, and budget friendly shopping techniques into their everyday lives. It is one of my […]

Empowering people, one cooking class at a time



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Patty Young has been a participant of HIP’s Senior Meal at the Lake City Community Center for the past five years, and a volunteer for the past six months. She loves the meals and the friends she has found there and is a faithful attendee and active volunteer. However, the […]

Regaining Health through Senior Meals


It’s hard to describe how it feels to be wrapping up my service as an AmeriCorps VISTA at HIP. This past year has been incredible, and I’m honestly very sad to leave. The folks who work in this field are of the highest quality, and the people of Lake City […]

Justice Isn’t Just Us


Griffin, 16, has loved cooking for as long as he can remember. His first memory of being in the kitchen was making a boxed cake mix with his mom. Ever since then, he’s been experimenting with new meals and recipes, even cooking themed meals with his brother every Christmas for […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Griffin