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A sneak-peak of fun summer activities coming to HIP Summer Eats sites near you. From Ty, our Summer Eats Program Coordinator Extraordinaire! Hello fellow HIP lovers! Summer is coming and we are so glad to say that our Summer Eats Program is coming along nicely. This summer is filled with new […]

Summer fun is about to be unleashed!


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  Wednesday, June 14, 6:00 pm Fellowship Hall, Lake City Presbyterian Church It’s time to celebrate! The school year is wrapping up in little more than a month. With that, another year of our Healthy HIP Packs Program and our Afterschool Snacks Program is coming to an end. During the current […]

Save the Date: Volunteer Appreciation Party


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A reflection from Grace Marshall, one of HIP’s Nutrition Program Coordinators, about a Cooking Matters class she is coordinating. As my second Cooking Matters class series nears the end, I can’t help but feel sad. I feel I have gotten just as much out of the class as the participants have, […]

Food, Fun, and Creating Community



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Have you ever stood in a supermarket grocery aisle flummoxed at the thousands of options of food in front of you? You are not alone. There are hundreds of varieties in every major category including cereals, condiments, crackers, and beverages. Unless you have already developed a strong preference for a […]

So many choices, nothing to choose


Eric Harris
We are very happy to introduce to you our newest Board member: Eric Harris! He joined us last month. Here is a brief bio of him. Please help us welcome him to HIP! Eric Harris was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, and has traveled across the US and Europe […]

Introducing our newest Board member: Eric Harris


AmeriCorps members, over the years, serving at Hunger Intervention Program
The recently proposed “America First” budget proposal would, among other horrors, completely defund the Corporation for National and Community Service, which includes AmeriCorps. I know there are a lot of scary cuts in this proposal, but from my perspective there is none as damaging and illogical as defunding AmeriCorps. There […]

Why I fight to preserve AmeriCorps funding



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We want our children to start their day right, with a healthy breakfast, so that they can learn in school instead of getting distracted with grumbling stomach. It’s a matter of equity. All children, irrespective of their economic or social conditions, should have the same opportunities to reach their full […]

Advocacy Alert! Save School Breakfast


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Hello Everybody! My name is Ty and I am going to be the 2017 AmeriCorps VISTA for HIP. I am overjoyed to be joining the community and dedicating my time to increasing outreach programs and strategies, here at HIP. To get a jump start on my formal greeting to the Lake […]

Introducing Ty — Our newest VISTA member!


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I was comfortably sitting at the window seat on my long flight back from Washington DC to Seattle. I just wanted to close my eyes and take some rest after three intense days at the National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference. But my mind was racing with millions of thoughts, trying to […]

Five things I learned at the National Anti-Hunger policy Conference