Seattle, WA 98125
Passionate about increasing access to healthy, culturally-appropriate food in our communities? Hunger Intervention Program (HIP) is an award-winning organization that is changing the lives of children, families, seniors, and unhoused neighbors by increasing food security through meal programs, educational programs, and advocacy. Join the Board of Directors of HIP and provide strategic leadership to this dynamic organization. HIP's meal programs provide vital meals to our neighbors, young and old, through programs like our Healthy HIP Packs, Afterschool Meals, Summer Meals, Shelter Meals, and Senior Community Meals. We offer various nutrition education classes, activities, gardening programs, food justice workshops, and cooking demonstrations for children, adults, and families throughout the year. HIP also actively participates in several different coalitions to advocate for food justice issues, locally and nationally. What is the board’s role at HIP? The HIP board is a governing board, providing oversight and leadership to the organization. It makes sure the best interests of the community are represented, and funds are stewarded in support of the mission. Board members are expected to participate in a monthly board meeting, serve on board committees, and/or hold an officer position as needed, and support fundraising efforts through personally significant annual gifts, connecting to other giving opportunities, and helping at HIP events and outreach. Contact us to learn more. Who would be our ideal Board candidate? We value a Board of directors as diverse as the community we serve and give special consideration to people who have a lived experience of food insecurity. We are specifically looking for people with expertise in one/more of these areas: poverty alleviation, agriculture, farm labor, food systems, social work, community organizing, advocacy, youth services, or senior services; skills in the area of fundraising, law, human resources, non-profit governance, or data & program evaluation. All our Board members are passionate about food justice, understand the importance of working with a racial equity lens, and value continued learning that influences our work. People of color, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQIA2+ folx are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested? Email info@HungerIntervention.org or call 206-538-6567 for more information and to apply.
Date Posted: Sep 1, 2023