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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...

Reasons to Eat by the Seasons

Reasons to Eat by the Seasons

The state of Washington grows a diverse array of fruits and vegetables thanks to the rich soil and favorable weather. The Washington State Department of Agriculture recorded that over 300 different crops are produced in Washington. Eating produce that is in season...

Go With The Grain

Go With The Grain

You have probably seen familiar products like bread, crackers, cereal, and pasta boasting that they include some whole grains. What are whole grains and how are they nutritionally different from refined ones? Whole Grains A whole grain is the entire seed of a plant....

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Sarah

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Sarah

Welcome to another volunteer spotlight! This week we’re meeting Sarah, a second year nursing student at Gonzaga University. Sarah found HIP while looking for volunteer opportunities for the summer, and has been volunteering with both our Shelter Meals and Senior Meals...

More Than Meals

More Than Meals

This post is the first in a series of blogs from our 2021 HungerCorps. Find new posts each week through August. On my first day handing out meals for the Hunger Intervention Program, I didn't know what to expect. Stacked on top of coolers of Uncrustables was a bin of...

(Re)Introducing the Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Cathy

(Re)Introducing the Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Cathy

Meet Cathy, a dedicated volunteer who joined our team last July in the midst of the pandemic. Though she started with our HIP Packs program, she soon transitioned into the kitchen and has been there regularly ever since!  Cathy has lived in Lake City for some...

Summer of Food and Fun for Families

Summer of Food and Fun for Families

Summertime, and the living is.....easy? Not for everyone, especially families with children. Without school meals, many families worry about getting enough healthy food to eat. They also fear the "summer slide" in learning because they can't afford enriching summer...