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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...

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...