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Patty Young has been a participant of HIP’s Senior Meal at the Lake City Community Center for the past five years, and a volunteer for the past six months. She loves the meals and the friends she has found there and is a faithful attendee and active volunteer. However, the […]

Regaining Health through Senior Meals


It’s hard to describe how it feels to be wrapping up my service as an AmeriCorps VISTA at HIP. This past year has been incredible, and I’m honestly very sad to leave. The folks who work in this field are of the highest quality, and the people of Lake City […]

Justice Isn’t Just Us


Griffin, 16, has loved cooking for as long as he can remember. His first memory of being in the kitchen was making a boxed cake mix with his mom. Ever since then, he’s been experimenting with new meals and recipes, even cooking themed meals with his brother every Christmas for […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Griffin



When applying for AmeriCorps positions, it can be a very personal decision based on a cause or issue that evokes a passionate response. Growing up, I didn’t realize that hunger was a big problem going on in the world around me. My first experience seeing hunger was on my first […]

Finding family away from home


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!