Take Action: Proposed USDA rule threatens to take food off the tables for hundreds of thousands of individuals On Friday, the USDA published a proposed rule change that would take away SNAP (commonly known as food Food Stamp) eligibility for 755,000 unemployed and underemployed adults. That means cutting SNAP food […]

Advocacy Alert: SNAP is under attack. Take Action.

Jamie, 22, has been volunteering as a set-up, serving, and breakdown volunteer for HIP’s Senior Meals Program since September 2018. Having moved to Lake City after graduating from the University of Washington, Jamie wanted to find a way to get involved with her new community. Volunteering is something she’s always been […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Jamie

Your voice can make a difference As the longest ever federal government shutdown continues with no end in sight, its ripple effects are now affecting millions of lives around the country. Tens of millions of people who use benefits such as SNAP (food stamps), WIC, and school meals, are bracing for […]

Millions of people risk going hungry as the longest-ever government ...

During each legislative session, the Anti-Hunger & Nutrition Coalition hosts Hunger Action Day, our lobby day in Olympia that highlights issues facing hungry families in Washington State, and brings their stories and priorities to legislators in the positions to make change that reduces hunger. Check out our coalition’s 2019 legislative […]

Your voice matters: Join us for Hunger Action Day 2019

Meet Maureen, a.k.a. Moe, the newest addition to the HIP family. She started off as a volunteer dishwasher for the Senior Meals Program, then became an official staff member in November 2018 when HIP opened the up a part-time dishwasher position. We would be lost without her at the Senior […]

Meet Moe!

An AmeriCorps VISTA position through United Way of King County Hunger Intervention program (HIP) is looking for an AmeriCorps VISTA member who will be our Community Relations Coordinator. This is a full time (40 hours/week) position for one year starting in March 2019. This is an excellent entry-level opportunity for anyone […]

HIP is Hiring: Community Relations Coordinator

Five years ago, on November 4th, volunteers gathered to make HIP’s first senior meal. The menu was salmon cakes with yogurt dill sauce, a roll, roasted potatoes, roasted vegetables, and peach crisp. I should admit, this meal predates me. I didn’t start working on our Senior Community Meal until months […]

The 5-Year Learning Curve

During HIP’s ten-year anniversary event, former Executive Director, Kate Ortiz, recounts her experience in the old HIP office. In my working career before HIP, I had always had unconventional work spaces. A past office space always ran 10-20 degrees hotter than my coworkers’ offices. So when Linda showed me my […]

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