For many families with kids and teens who rely on free and reduced lunches during the school year, summer presents a major barrier as they are left without access to this resource for three months. This is where HIP and other summer meal providers step in. HIP’s Summer Meals for Kids provides freshly made, nutritious meals from the HIP kitchen at kid-friendly and accessible locations around north Seattle. Recognizing that food insecurity impacts the entire family, parents or other caregivers are invited to share a meal with their child. Participants receive additional food every Friday to help over the weekend.
Low-income children are also at risk of cumulative learning loss during the summer months without access to engaging activities. HIP partners with other community organizations to offer fun and educational activities at meal sites to feed the entire child.
Check back in the spring to see our 2023 meal sites and times.