Rhoda Ashley Morrow, one of the founding members of HIP, remembers a tense meeting at DESC that had HIP taking up serving breakfasts at the shelter “every day of the year”! This story is part of a series where we are looking back at our ten-year history since the founding […]

A tense meeting at the Downtown Emergency Services Center (DESC)

Alex is HIP’s VISTA Member this year who is responsible for coordinating HIP’s Summer Eats Program in addition to many other responsibilities. Before joining HIP, she was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Benin. In this piece, she reflects on how her experience in Benin shapes what she does today as […]

Have you eaten well?

Every year since 2013, HIP has been lucky enough to receive AmeriCorps Summer VISTAs through United Way of King County to help with our Summer Eats Program. These VISTAs serve as full-time employees from June to August, helping with meal prep, community outreach, and serving at our various sites. This […]

Meet this year’s Summer VISTAs!

In keeping with the tradition of amazing HIP volunteers, allow us to introduce you to Cheryl. Cheryl has been volunteering with HIP since spring 2015, where she started off doing Friday repackaging. Then, about a year and half later when Wednesday Senior Meals began, she started doing meal prep, then serving, […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Cheryl

This was originally published as an OpEd piece for Real Change News here. There is plenty of food to feed everyone in this country. At the same time, millions of people go hungry every day. One factor that contributes to this contradiction is food waste. In the United States, close […]

An internalized economic trauma: Capitalism says food waste is OK

  HIP is looking for new AmeriCorps members for next program year (2017-18). If you know anyone who is passionate about food and want to share that love to end hunger, send them our way! You can see the full job description with roles and responsibilities below. Please share on your network and […]

HIP is hiring two AmeriCorps Members for 2018-19 Program Year

The Farm Bill failed to pass the House 0n May 18th. However, unfortunately the fight is not over. Please continue to #SNAPback to keep food on the tables of millions of Americans. We wrote to you earlier about the Farm Bill (H.R. 2) that was introduced in the House last […]

Don’t let Congress take food away from two million people

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!