Hunger Intervention program (HIP) is looking for an AmeriCorps VISTA member who will be our Food Security Awareness Champion. Please share this with anyone who might be interested in this role. This is a great opportunity to champion the cause of food security in the north-end of Seattle, especially reaching out to underserved […]

HIP is looking for a Food Security Awareness Champion (AmeriCorps ...


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Unripened green tomatoes, of course! If you do gardening, at this time of the year, you are probably left with a lot of green tomatoes and wondering what to do with them. You can make the southern favorite fried green tomatoes, or you can make some healthy alternatives that are […]

What is green, shaped like a tomato, and nutritious?


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During this election season, I have often found myself thinking about Yasmin. I met Yasmin at one of the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) buildings during our summer meals program. She came to this country from Somalia with her three year old daughter Hani in tow. Before that, she was at […]

Make your vote count



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October 23, 2 – 5 pm Come one, come all! Join us for the first ever Lake City Pumpkin Palooza hosted at Kaffeeklatsch ! Over the past year many people in our neighborhood have donated time and money to support children though the Hunger Intervention Program; this event is for […]

Lake City’s 1st Annual Pumpkin Palooza!


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The need for healthy, affordable food in our community is growing. At HIP  we are trying to expand our programs to meet that need. Since its launch in 2011, our Healthy HIP Packs program has grown from serving 9 children at one school, to currently serving over 220 children at five schools. We have […]

Meet Sam!


I’m sitting in the new HIP office on my second to last day as an AmeriCorps program coordinator, staring at our perfectly pear green accent wall that I helped paint. I still remember the first time I sat down at my desk in the old HIP office, a year ago, […]

Chucky Cheesy End of Term Essay



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“You don’t leave until the work is done”. When I think of our volunteers, Rose and Ramine, that’s the statement that comes to my mind. It was a Monday morning at HIP during this summer. A busy day in the kitchen preparing for Senior Meals and Summer Meals at the […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Rose & Ramine


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It is always hard to say goodbye to our AmeriCorps members after we get to know them and work with them for close to a year. Last week Phoenica’s term with HIP ended. As much as we wanted to keep her at HIP forever, we know she is off to […]

Meet Grace!


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Looking for a fun and fulfilling volunteer opportunity this fall? Well look no further! HIP is looking for volunteers to help with our Afterschool Meals Program.   HIP serves a healthy snack to youth at the Lake City Library who take advantage of the Library’s free afterschool tutoring program. Many […]

Afterschool Meals Volunteers Needed!