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Addressing hunger is never something that’s done alone; it takes action from people who care. It takes volunteers. Do you want to contribute to improving food security in our community? We’re looking for more volunteers across several of our programs, for everything from Afterschool Snack Servers, to Healthy HIP Packs […]

We’re looking for more “HIP Heros”: Volunteer with HIP


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It was another Martin Luther King Jr. Day, more airing of his “I have a dream” speech, and tens of thousands of people serving all over the nation from painting day care centers to picking up garbage, cleaning up shelters, and feeding the hungry. For us at HIP, it was […]

Don’t stop serving, but don’t stop at serving


I complain about all the rain storms we are getting this season, or how cold it is some days. We love to talk about the weather here, so it was no surprise when it came up as the conversation topic during one of our senior meals at the Lake City […]

Attitude is not everything



Elisabeth joined the HIP Board in December 2015. Please join us in welcoming her to the HIP family. We are very excited to have her in our leadership team!   Elisabeth Saxon holds a bachelors degree in English literature from Rutgers College and a masters in Accounting from the University of […]

Meet Elisabeth Saxon – HIP’s newest Board member


Bryant Elementary School and their Parent, Teacher, and Student Association (PTSA) is partnering with Hunger Intervention Program (HIP) to provide weekend food for students receiving free and reduced priced lunch in their community. This is an innovative program where teachers, parents, and students have come together to not only organize […]

How one school is taking a stand on Childhood Hunger


Common name: Brussels sprout
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, Brussels sprouts are in full swing this time of year. They are a cold weather veggie which means that you’re probably seeing them pop up in many holiday recipes. Interestingly, Brussels sprouts taste best and sweetest after enduring a couple of light frosts, so now […]

A new take on Brussels sprouts



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What would you do if you find out that you have to throw away all your turkey just a few hours before a big Thanksgiving meal that you were going to serve to more than 100 guests? That was a scary moment, but what happened next was even more amazing. But I’m getting ahead in […]

Turkey Tragedy: A Tale of Teamwork Under Pressure


Hunger Intervention program (HIP) is looking for an AmeriCorps VISTA member who will be our Food Security Awareness Champion. Apply If you are interested or 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 […]

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


Serving up some freshly made squash Alfredo to the folks at North Helpline food bank
It’s that time of year and we’re up to eyebrows in winter squashes: acorn, butternut, kabocha, spaghetti, pumpkin…oh my! You’ve tried roasted squash, squash salad, and even squash soup… and perhaps you’re not the biggest squash fan. But have you tried a squash Alfredo sauce with your pasta? This simple […]

Let your gourd down: giving squash a chance through pasta