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Everybody knows about the elephant in the room we don’t talk about, but what about the invisible gorilla we don’t see? If you haven’t seen the video, I highly recommend it. It blew my mind when I saw it for the first time. Recently I read an article in the New York Times that […]

What we don’t see can hurt us


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Darcy, HIP’s Meal Program Manager, introduces one of our volunteers, Earl, who bakes fresh bread rolls from scratch for our Senior Meals Program.      I consider myself a confident cook. Or at least you would hope so considering I run our Community Senior Meal Program. Curious then, I am […]

Earl’s rolls: baked with love


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Kelly and Heather, our two new AmeriCorps members, joined HIP at the beginning of October just as our new school year programming was picking up steam! We are excited to have them join our team. Please welcome them and stop by to say ‘hi’! Kelly Bounxayavong Guess who’s back?! I’m […]

Meet HIP’s new AmeriCorps members!



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One unexpected comment captured my attention as I was reading through our Healthy HIP Pack surveys from last year. Many of the comments are just one word or phrase like “good”, “very good”, “it’s helpful” and “Thank you”. I understand that. You can guess the number of times I have […]

Power is the understanding that we can create change


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