Excited to learn how to make sushi and eat it too!
Grace was one of the AmeriCorps members with HIP for the 2016-17 program year. Her term with HIP ended last month. This is a letter she wrote to us reflecting on her time with HIP. What to say as my time has ended and I must leave? What to say […]

A Love Letter from Grace


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Meadowbrook View (MBV) is one of HIP’s newest sites so no one really knew what the site or the kids would be like. By chance I was left with MBV after everyone chose the sites they wanted, and I was willing to be the first human test subject for this […]

Kelly’s Meadowbrook View Apartments Adventure


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My time as a summer meals member at HIP is coming to an end; however, it has been a rewarding experience to serve and interact with the community members in the Lake City and Shoreline area. My main site has been serving lunch at the Shoreline Library and it has […]

Lunch at the Library



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At the end of the 2016-2017 academic year my supervisor, Lydia Landrey, asked me what I wanted to do this summer to help with United Way of King County’s Summer Food Invasion. Without missing a beat, I asked to work with the Hunger Intervention Program again. After working with the […]

A Second Summer with HIP


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“If food assistance went away, I would starve to death” commented one of the diners at our Senior Meals last month talking about what it would mean if this program went away. We were talking to some of the guests who join us for the meal regularly. We were trying […]

Moving from starving to thriving


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“Why eat juice from a can when I can eat the whole fruit?” “In my country, all the food we get is natural.” These are just some of the comments from participants at our food justice classes at Literacy Source this summer. Literacy Source offers classes for adult learners, many of […]

New country, new language, new food



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The time has finally come to say goodbye to our AmeriCorps members, Sam and Grace, for this program year. We’ll miss them dearly. Here is a piece written by Sam reflecting on her year with us! Has it really been a whole 10 months since I joined HIP? It feels […]

Five feet and three inches


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Hello! My name is Michael, and I am responsible for the HIP meal site at Paramount School Park! Paramount is a beautiful park, and sees so many people come through every day for lunch. One element that I have really enjoyed about the meal service program is the element of […]

The Gift of a Meal


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It’s hard to believe we’re already in our third full week of Summer Eats 2017! This year has been off to an amazing start all thanks to the work of our wonderful team of Summer VISTAs serving the meals at the sites each day. They have been such a fun […]

Meet our 2017 Summer VISTAs!