HIP is committed to ensuring our neighbors, young and old, have consistent access to food during this time of crisis. Here is a summary of what we are doing to support our community:
HIP’s Senior Community Meal Program is serving to-go box lunches from the Lake City Community Center. We are asking people not to gather and to keep six feet social distance between people. We are partnering with Sound Generations and Hyde Shuttle to also deliver food to home-bound seniors.
We are continuing to distribute Healthy HIP Packs to few schools that are able to deliver packs to students and their families. We are providing bulk food items to support families from a few other schools. We are partnering with other backpack providers in Seattle and the Seattle School District to provide weekend backpacks on Fridays at their feeding sites. Additionally, HIP is distributing bulk food for families in Shoreline in Partnership with Shoreline PTSA Council.
HIP is providing meals for our unhoused neighbors five days a week at the Lake City Community Center as well as delivering meals at the Homeless Day Center, God’s Little Acre.
Finally, we have activated six of our summer meals sites at local shelters and low-income housing buildings to distribute sack lunches, Monday through Friday, to children and youth under the age of 18. We are providing meals for parents/caregivers as well as weekend food support through these sites.
To keep all our staff, volunteers, and program participants safe, we are following safe distance protocols, extra sanitizing and cleaning regularly, as well as all other precautions recommended by public health officials. We appreciate everyone working with us through these difficult times and we want to remain an important community support for everyone during this difficult time.
If you are in a position to support our work, we would appreciate any donation. Online monetary donations are most useful during this time and offer us the most flexibility in meeting our needs. Thank you for your support.