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When it rains, it floods

When it rains, it floods

Covid-19 musings from HIP's Meal Program Manager, Darcy Buendia. Your brain can't function in emergency mode forever. Eventually, you just become numb and a "new normal" is born.  There was a period of a few weeks in which, here at HIP, we were in emergency mode. Some...

Colorful Eating

Colorful Eating

Fresh Veggies from Pikes Place Market Most people have the desire to eat healthy meals, but sometimes healthy eating can feel out of reach. Since there are often barriers that could come into play when people are trying to eat a healthy diet, here are some basic...

AmeriCorps Week- Stories of past and present members

AmeriCorps Week- Stories of past and present members

What does it mean to be an AmeriCorps Member? For me, Emily, it meant moving to Seattle, coming into a new community, and doing something I had never done before. Every one of the AmeriCorps members throughout HIP's history has a different story, a unique beginning,...

Help HIP Tackle Hunger in the Time of COVID-19

Help HIP Tackle Hunger in the Time of COVID-19

Dear Friends, Volunteers and Supporters, As you know, in these unsettling times with many people hunkering down at home, HIP is still open and even expanding, while following all the public health protocols for safe operations. Now more than ever, HIP’s work is...

New Faces at HIP

New Faces at HIP

HIP welcomed two new people to our team just this week! Toni Higgs is our newest staff joining as our Development Coordinator. Jennifer Sogn is our new AmeriCorps VISTA member filling in the spot that Emily left vacant. We are excited to welcome both of them to our...

Food is a shared experience

Food is a shared experience

Evelyn and Frankie, HIP's Nutrition Program Coordinators, recently completed their Cooking Matters class at Literacy Source. In this blog, Frankie reflects on her experience on what they taught, and more importantly, what they learned. Our first Cooking Matters class...

16 Name Tags Later

16 Name Tags Later

Emily Billow, HIP's Community Relations Coordinator, recently ended her one-year AmeriCorps VISTA term with HIP. Here is a reflection from her based on her experience with HIP over the last year. It’s wild to think just how impactful 12 months can be. I walked into...

The Stories of Hunger Action Day

The Stories of Hunger Action Day

A reflection from Audrey Immel, HIP's Intern from the University of Washington, about her experience participating in the Hunger Action Day 2020 with the HIP Team. HIP Team in Olympia as part of Hunger Action Day 2020. Audrey is pictured at the right. In my first...