Hunger Intervention Program (HIP)
HIP has always believed in the right to nutritious food. It started its efforts to bring healthy, safe, and wholesome meals to those in need in 1998, serving Friday lunches in downtown Seattle. From 2007 to 2010 HIP’s volunteers served a daily breakfast seven days a week to clients at a major downtown Seattle shelter. This food service was vital to the homeless population suffering from malnutrition and poor access to high quality food. HIP’s volunteers were awarded the 2007 and 2010 Mayor’s End Hunger Awards for their commitment to feeding the Seattle community and the 2008 Community Leader Award. In 2010, HIP transitioned its daily breakfast service to the shelter in order to place emphasis on issues of hunger among the homeless and low income residents of the Lake City community in north Seattle.
Today, HIP’s innovative programs brings cooking classes to community partners and vital meals to neighbors in need through four different meal programs. Our Senior Community Lunch is a weekly happening that is paired with a variety of activities and programming. Our Healthy HIP Packs program provides vital weekend food support to children at risk of hunger when they are out of school. Afterschool snacks are served in conjunction with the Lake City Library’s Homework Help Program. When school is out we transition to our Summer Meal Program, a daily lunch and activities for children and their parents.See more