Trisha, one of HIP’s AmeriCorps Nutrition Program Coordinators, recounts her experience in working with kids at the After-School Food Club at Olympic Hills Elementary School. “Ewww” “yuck” “I hate spinach” “Avocado in a smoothie!” are all the phrases we heard when we told the After-School Food Club at Olympic Hills […]

Twelve tries: from ‘yuck’ to ‘yum’


Just over one year ago, on May ninth twenty-eighteen to be exact, I experienced my very first day as a HIPster.  For my whole first week, I followed along with the Senior Meals prep and serving volunteers to learn everything I could about the program, and meet as many people […]

One year, many changes


“I love going to HIP on Fridays to cook with the awesome volunteers and staff. I look forward to those 3 hours every week.” Meet Sue, a faithful member of HIP’s Friday Senior Meals prep crew. Sue stumbled upon Hunger Intervention Program online on VolunteerMatch, where we post many volunteer […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Sue



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