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Hunger Intervention ProgramHunger Intervention Program
Hunger Intervention Program (HIP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that seeks to end hunger in Seattle with innovative programs that bring together volunteers and community partners. HIP provides nutritious meals, basic cooking skills, and nutri... Read more
Hunger Intervention Program (HIP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that seeks to end hunger in Seattle with innovative programs that bring together volunteers and community partners. HIP provides nutritious meals, basic cooking skills, and nutrition education to underserved individuals in Seattle, with a focus on the north Seattle area.
Healthy HIP Packs One in four Washington children lives in households where families experience hunger. The Healthy HIP Packs Program, a weekend food program with nutritious and kid-friendly foods, provides an important food resource for the children in these families when school meals are not available.
Senior Meals HIP’s Senior Community Meal provides a weekly lowcost, nutritious and delicious meal for seniors 60 and better. It is also an opportunity to build community and to learn new things.
This program is offered in partnership with Senior Services and the Lake City Community Center. The lunch is a part of Senior Mondays, which offers a variety of programming every Monday morning through the lunch.
Summer Meals Each summer, many kids and teens in our communities, who rely on school breakfast and lunch during the school year, are faced with three months without meal support. HIP’s Summer Meals for Kids provides freshly made, nutritious lunches from the HIP kitchen at kid-friendly locations around the north Seattle community. HIP partners with other community organizations to offer activities at meal sites to encourage participation all summer long.
Cooking Demonstrations Each week, HIP demonstrates how to prepare easy and nutritious dishes with the foods available that week at the food bank. Recipes highlight items that are unfamiliar to clients or use common ingredients in new ways, encouraging healthy food choices and reducing food waste. Visit our Blog to try out our latest recipes!
Afterschool Meals HIP’s afterschool meal program partners with existing afterschool programming to offer a healthy snack to kids to keep them engaged.
My son and I have been volunteering with HIP for over a year now. We volunteer monthly at their food packing drives and weekly during the summer with the Summer Meals Program. It is not only a rewarding experience, it is also a lot of fun! I enjoy supporting an organization that is so in touch with its local community and provides nutritious food to families in need. Everyone deserves access to nutritious and delicious food! HIP is a wonderful organization to support.