This was originally published as an OpEd piece for Real Change News here. There is plenty of food to feed everyone in this country. At the same time, millions of people go hungry every day. One factor that contributes to this contradiction is food waste. In the United States, close […]

An internalized economic trauma: Capitalism says food waste is OK


  HIP is looking for new AmeriCorps members for next program year (2017-18). If you know anyone who is passionate about food and want to share that love to end hunger, send them our way! You can see the full job description with roles and responsibilities below. Please share on your network and […]

HIP is hiring two AmeriCorps Members for 2018-19 Program Year


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The Farm Bill failed to pass the House 0n May 18th. However, unfortunately the fight is not over. Please continue to #SNAPback to keep food on the tables of millions of Americans. We wrote to you earlier about the Farm Bill (H.R. 2) that was introduced in the House last […]

Don’t let Congress take food away from two million people



The following is an account from our Meal Program Manager, Darcy Buendia. Months ago, Srijan wrote about one of the diners at our senior community meal. In that telling we called him James. James had worked in construction until an injury kept him from work. Without a paycheck, he soon […]

An unexpected update


With the expansion of HIP’s Senior Community Meals Program, we needed to expand our staff as well. We are excited to have Bryn join us starting this month as our Senior Meal Program Coordinator. Here is a brief intro from Bryn in her own words. Hello everyone! I’m Bryn, the […]

Introducing Bryn Robertson: Newest addition to our team!


What do you like about summer in Seattle? It can be a treat to the senses, both for the eyes and the taste buds. Fresh local berries, juicy plums, peaches, Washington cherries, and summer squashes are big attractions at the local farmers markets. Among this abundance of food, however, there […]

GiveBIG to HIP: Feed a child this summer



The proposed Farm Bill will take food away from hard working families and children. We need you to speak up against these devastating cuts now. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), more commonly know as food stamps, has been one of the most effective anti-hunger and anti-poverty programs for many decades. […]

Tell Congress: #HandsOffSNAP


This is a story of how knowing about watermelon can change a life. After one of many nutrition education events, one student and class stood out as the most memorable teaching moment for us. HIP’s Nutrition Program Coordinators, Heather and Kelly, hosted a nutrition class at Northshore Adult Transition Program […]

Fruit or Water?


Ashley Gailus, a regular volunteer who helps serve afterschool snacks at the Lake City Library, shares her experience volunteering for the  program.   Volunteering at the Homework Help program in Lake City has been a great learning experience for me. There is a such a wide range of children that come […]

Why I volunteer