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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Bruce

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Bruce

Welcome to another volunteer spotlight! This month we’re learning about Bruce, but if you’ve helped at our Healthy HIP Packs packing parties you probably have already met him. Bruce has been with HIP since the beginning of the HIP Packs program, and has been one of...

HIP Celebrates Pumpkin Palooza

HIP Celebrates Pumpkin Palooza

Every year, Kaffeeklatsch Seattle hosts the Pumpkin Palooza, a free community event celebrating Halloween. At this event, community partners from around Lake City come together and provide fun festivities for families. At the end of the day a pumpkin carving and...

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Betsy

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Betsy

This month we’re featuring one of our longest serving volunteers, Betsy. Betsy has been a consistent presence at our Wednesday morning meal prep shifts since we started serving Senior Meals on this day nearly six years ago! That means that Betsy has been around far...

Shelter Meals provide essential support for The Oaks

Shelter Meals provide essential support for The Oaks

Hunger Intervention Program’s Shelter Meals program served nearly 14,000 meals to residents of The Oaks in its first six months of operation. Since the program began, the number of meals served in a week has more than tripled. Read on to learn more about how the...

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Ping

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Ping

In this month’s volunteer spotlight we’re learning a little bit more about Ping!  Ping found out about HIP through our AmeriCorps member Claire. They met while volunteering with Medical Teams International, and she has been a HIPster ever since! Ping is a...

How an arson led me to HIP

How an arson led me to HIP

“What does being a chef mean to you?” It’s a question I’ve asked myself over the years and if you were to ask a group of cooks I'm sure you'd get all sorts of answers.  All of those answers would be valid, but for me, it comes down to nourishing people. Being a chef...

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Evan

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Evan

This month for our volunteer spotlight we’re meeting Evan. A rising junior at University Prep, Evan tried out a number of volunteer positions earlier this summer, but ultimately settled on becoming a HIPster. Evan loves being in the kitchen, and volunteers with both...

My summer at HIP

My summer at HIP

This summer, HIP received a high school intern from Teens In Public Service (TIPS) to help out with our Summer Eats program. In this reflection, intern Ryan Phi tells us about his summer with HIP. As cliche as it may sound, my time as an intern at HIP was like nothing...