Dear Friends, Volunteers and Supporters,
As you know, in these unsettling times with many people hunkering down at home, HIP is still open and even expanding, while following all the public health protocols for safe operations.
Now more than ever, HIP’s work is crucial to ensure that everyone has consistent access to nutritious food including kids who lost access to school meals, seniors who are housebound, people who lost their jobs and are struggling to get by, and our unhoused neighbors. Your donation today will ensure we have the capacity to meet the needs of the moment.
It’s obvious that the system that relies on schools to feed hungry children and employers to provide health care is broken, and we need to change that system. But in the meantime, HIP has leapt into action to feed our community, and YOU can help that work by making a donation today.
HIP is meeting the COVID-19 crisis with:
- Free meals for kids Monday through Friday at five sites where the need is greatest. We plan on expanding this program to support more sites, provide meals for parents/caregivers, weekend meals, and additional staples for the whole family.
- Healthy meals for Seniors in to-go containers three days/week at Lake City Community Center. HIP is also partnering with Sound Generations and Hyde Shuttle to deliver boxed meals to seniors who are staying home.
- Healthy HIP Packs and bulk food for the weekend in partnership with local schools. We are also partnering with other backpack providers in Seattle and the Seattle School District to provide weekend backpacks on Fridays at their feeding sites.
All of this work is possible because of your support.
While many social media posts lament the social isolation, HIP feels more interconnected than ever. Your donation, time, and supportive comments help our community thrive. Please donate here if you can, drop us a line and tell us how you’re doing, and thank you for being part of the HIP community.
Stay safe and healthy,