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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...

Opening to a new normal

Opening to a new normal

COVID-19 vaccines are now widely available in the USA and approved for anyone 12 years or older. Many places have started lifting COVID-related safety restrictions. New guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) about masking for fully vaccinated people has...

Advocate’s guide to Washington State

Advocate’s guide to Washington State

Washington has 49 legislative districts (you can find your district here) and each district has two Representatives and one Senator that represents that district’s constituents in the Washington House and Senate, respectively.  Your legislators are elected to...

HIP’s Wellness Powerhouse

HIP’s Wellness Powerhouse

Claire Dunn came to HIP as an AmeriCorps volunteer with an interest in preventative medicine and a goal to eventually attend medical school. While she was disappointed that HIP could no longer hold in-person cooking and nutrition classes due to the COVID pandemic, she...

How to be an anti-hunger advocate

How to be an anti-hunger advocate

The 2021 Washington Legislative session is in full swing, and it’s easier now than ever to be an anti-hunger champion! With all legislative activity being virtual this year, many new advocates are excited to get involved, all from the comfort of their homes. If you’re...

Thank you supporters! Our gift to you

Thank you supporters! Our gift to you

HIP could not have survived 2020 and the pandemic without all the countless volunteers, donors, produce-growers, fundraisers, and community champions who showed up again and again for HIP. Since we can't throw you a party this year, we've put together a little gift...