We are excited to welcome Anne to the HIP Board of Directors. You can learn a little more about her and why she is interested in being a board member for HIP below. Anne Vold holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Washington and a Juris […]

Anne Vold: New Board Member


Healthy meals and fun physical activities help seniors stay healthy and happy “I never danced when I was young, but now that I’m an oldie I always dance.” You may not think about dancing when we talk about our Senior Meals Program at the Lake City Community Center, but that […]

Healthy aging for mind and body


HIP is serving 200 nutritious meals a day to children and families in need. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and kids are eating summer meals! Now that summer is here, we have officially started our Summer Eats Program, which provides lunches and activities to kids and their […]

Summer of Food and Fun is ON!



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