“Are you okay in here?”

“Are you okay in here?”

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...
What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

Ever wonder how HIP got its name? Well wonder no more! Allow us to take you on a journey through HIP’s history, starting from its nascence in the 1990s. Back in the early ’90s, Linda Berger (pictured above) began working with Operation: Sack Lunch (OSL), a...
When the HIP Grannies Marched

When the HIP Grannies Marched

Barb, one of our regular meal Senior Meal volunteers, recounts her experience marching with HIP in the Lake City Seafair Parade a few years ago. It was summertime in Lake City, so the weather was beautiful. The salmon festival parade was coming up and HIP needed...
How the first HIP van came to be

How the first HIP van came to be

Even before HIP was officially an organization, we struggled with transportation. We really needed a cargo van to transport Northwest Harvest, Food Lifeline, and other food donations safely. For some years our personal Subaru Legacy station wagon did the job, which we...