The 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, with a focus on North Seattle, most especially Lake City.
Some of the HIP programs are weekend food packs for children and the Summer Meals Program; Food Bank cooking demonstrations and Senior Community Meals. The HIP office is at 3841 NE 123rd Street in Lake City.
You can help gather food to fill the Healthy HIP Packs and bring items to the donation station at Homestreet Bank in Wedgwood. Some of the needed items are instant oatmeal packets, cans of tuna and chicken, whole wheat crackers, small cans of juice, cartons of UHT (shelf-stable) milk, canned soups, and individual-size packets of applesauce, fruit cups or healthy snacks such as trail mix.
Pick up a shopping list of items at the HIP display table at Homestreet. Choose low sugar/no added sugar and low sodium foods when possible, and including your shopping receipt with your donation is much appreciated.