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HIP pivots in a pandemic

HIP pivots in a pandemic

In late spring, food banks and community organizations were scrambling to meet increasing needs as impacts from the pandemic spiked. Through a collaboration with the City of Shoreline, HIP learned of residents needing assistance with groceries. HIP was able to pivot...

HIP Meals Bolster a Community

HIP Meals Bolster a Community

Tucked away on a small lot near Haller Lake is one of the last mobile home parks in Seattle. Modest but vibrant and relatively affordable, especially for a city that still has skyrocketing rents, Bella-B Mobile Home Park caters to families. Kids’ toys mingle with...

Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer Spotlight

Linda Boyd digs data Linda Boyd is a trendsetter. She's been volunteering remotely with HIP before it was "the new norm". Every week, behind the scenes, Linda meticulously enters data from our meal programs and saves the staff hours of time and trouble that can be...

A whirlwind initiation

A whirlwind initiation

Shaili Parekh joined the HIP team just last month and has already dished out some incredible meals. You can read her introduction here. In this blog post, she reflects on her journey with HIP so far. Shaili with boxed senior meals at the HIP kitchen I’ve been at HIP...

Newest HIPster loves to cook

Newest HIPster loves to cook

Shaili Parek loves the outdoors HIP welcomes Shaili Parekh as the new Senior Meals Coordinator for HIP. Shaili brings a wealth of food experience to the position. She was a line cook at Tilth, a farm-to-table fine dining restaurant. In addition, Shaili served with...

Farewell from Bryn

Farewell from Bryn

“No you can’t stack one more box on top I’m at my max already.” Bryn arrived at HIP two years ago as a new graduate of McGill University in Montreal. While managing senior meals, she has navigated through kitchen floods, a pandemic requiring more meals than ever, a...

AmeriCorps volunteer responds to a crisis

AmeriCorps volunteer responds to a crisis

AmeriCorps volunteer Frankie Beach My name is Frankie Beach and I am currently serving as Food Security and Nutrition Program Coordinator with Hunger Intervention Program (HIP) in Lake City, Seattle.  Since the COVID-19 outbreak, HIP has been in crisis mode, trying to...