During this election season, I have often found myself thinking about Yasmin. I met Yasmin at one of the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) buildings during our summer meals program. She came to this country from Somalia with her three year old daughter Hani in tow. Before that, she was at […]

Make your vote count

October 23, 2 – 5 pm Come one, come all! Join us for the first ever Lake City Pumpkin Palooza hosted at Kaffeeklatsch ! Over the past year many people in our neighborhood have donated time and money to support children though the Hunger Intervention Program; this event is for […]

Lake City’s 1st Annual Pumpkin Palooza!

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The need for healthy, affordable food in our community is growing. At HIP  we are trying to expand our programs to meet that need. Since its launch in 2011, our Healthy HIP Packs program has grown from serving 9 children at one school, to currently serving over 220 children at five schools. We have […]

Meet Sam!

I’m sitting in the new HIP office on my second to last day as an AmeriCorps program coordinator, staring at our perfectly pear green accent wall that I helped paint. I still remember the first time I sat down at my desk in the old HIP office, a year ago, […]

Chucky Cheesy End of Term Essay

Ramine at our end-of-summer volunteer party
“You don’t leave until the work is done”. When I think of our volunteers, Rose and Ramine, that’s the statement that comes to my mind. It was a Monday morning at HIP during this summer. A busy day in the kitchen preparing for Senior Meals and Summer Meals at the […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Rose & Ramine

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It is always hard to say goodbye to our AmeriCorps members after we get to know them and work with them for close to a year. Last week Phoenica’s term with HIP ended. As much as we wanted to keep her at HIP forever, we know she is off to […]

Meet Grace!

Looking for a fun and fulfilling volunteer opportunity this fall? Well look no further! HIP is looking for volunteers to help with our Afterschool Meals Program.   HIP serves a healthy snack to youth at the Lake City Library who take advantage of the Library’s free afterschool tutoring program. Many […]

Afterschool Meals Volunteers Needed!

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Hello everyone! My name is Maeve and I have had the great enjoyment and incredible privilege to be able to run the summer meals site at Jane Addams Middle School this summer. Perhaps you have visited us at shady Jane Addams or maybe you have simply driven down 110th street […]

Summer Meals: Less About Need, More About Community

Anders is one of our eight Summer Corps members who served at the Lake City Court meal site. Here he writes about a typical day for him during the summer. Wow! I can’t believe how quickly these 10 weeks have gone by. I’ve had an absolute blast serving kids and […]

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