Our Programs

Meal Programs

Healthy HIP Packs

The Healthy HIP Packs Program, a weekend food backpack program, provides an important food resource for children when school meals are not available.

Summer Eats

For many families with kids and teens who rely on free and reduced lunches during the school year, the summer presents a major problem as they are left without access to this resource for three months. This is where HIP and other summer meal providers step in.

Senior Community Meal

HIP’s Senior Community Meal is offered in partnership with Sound Generations and the Lake City Community Center. Launched in November 2013, the meal provides a weekly low-cost, nutritious and delicious meal for seniors.

East African Elders

This specialized meal focuses on serving the growing community of East African elders in North Seattle. This program is offered in partnership with Sound Generations.

Shelter Meals

HIP’s Shelter Meals Program partners with Lake City Partners Ending Homelessness to provide nutritious dinners and breakfasts at The Oaks Enhanced Shelter in Shoreline.

Afterschool Meals

HIP’s Afterschool Meal Program partners with existing afterschool programming to offer a healthy snack to kids.

Classes & Workshops

Nutrition Classes

HIP offers a variety of nutrition education classes that provide hands-on skills and information to help children, families, and senior citizens make long-term healthy food choices on a budget.

Cooking Classes

HIP’s learner-driven and customized cooking classes empower teens, families, and senior citizens with cooking skills and tips to shop for and prepare nutritious meals on a limited budget.

Gardening Demos

HIP’s summer Gardening Program teaches the joy of digging in the dirt, tips for growing edible plants, and how to prepare the bounty of the harvest.

Food Justice Workshops

HIP’s Food Justice Workshops focus on systemic issues within the food system. They empower participants to take action in order to address the root causes of hunger.

HIP partners with local schools and other community-based organizations to bring our programs, classes, and workshops to members of our community. If you are interested in participating in a program listed above, please contact us for more details.

Our programs and classes couldn’t happen without the help of our volunteers! If you are interested in helping to bring more food security to North King County, please visit our volunteer page to learn more and complete a volunteer interest form.

What our program participants are saying…

“I can eat healthy and food can taste better.”

“I loved this class I wish it was longer.”

“The friends we met and all the help from staff [was wonderful] …thanks for all your help in showing us to eat healthy.”

“The quality of food is outrageously good! Except for dietary limitations, I would eat everything always!”