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



We have to say it – here at HIP we have the coolest volunteers. Charlie is one of them. Also known as “Ornery” (a nickname she wears with pride), Charlie is 66 years old and has been volunteering at our Senior Meals program for roughly one and a half years. […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Charlie


  Seattle, WA – Hunger Intervention Program (HIP) is expanding its twice-a-week Senior Community Meal program to three days a week starting Friday, April 20, 2018. Launched in November 2013 at the Lake City Community Center, HIP’s Senior Meals program has provided low-cost, nutritious hot meals for seniors 60 and […]

Hunger Intervention Program (HIP) expands Senior Community Meal Program to ...


My name is Alex Peterson and I’m super pumped to be working as the 2018-2019 AmeriCorps VISTA here at HIP. Food is an issue that I have always been passionate about (eating it, making it, conserving it, sharing it), so it is very cool that I will be able to […]

Meet HIP’s new VISTA member: Alex Peterson