We are honored to have been able to support the Hunger Intervention Program non-profit through this year’s July 26th, 2016 Spoke & Food event. 100% of all the funds raised at our host location restaurants and breweries will be donated directly to their organization to help them with their funding goals.
The mission of the Hunger Intervention Program is to increase food security for underserved populations in North King County through nutritious meals, educational programs and advocacy. They collaborate with community partners and provide programs that aim to empower low-income and other economically and socially disadvantaged individuals by providing nutritional meals and nutrition education in a dignity-preserving fashion where clients’ cultures are celebrated and respected.
One such program is the Healthy HIP Pack Program, which provides weekend meals for school age children whose families are struggling with hunger. While these children are able to receive meals at school, they and their families are often on their own for the weekend. This is where HIP steps in by packing and distributing nutritious and kid friendly weekend packs that feature breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack for two days. The packs also include valuable information for the families about free community events, nutrition and local resources.
In addition to the Healthy HIP Pack Program they also host a bi-weekly senior meals event, a weekday after school snack at the Lake City Library, and cooking classes for youth. During the summer, HIP also provides meals for students at five different area sites as part of the statewide summer meals program.
You can learn more about their organization at www.hungerintervention.org.
Since our event inception in 2010, we have had the pleasure to be able to help promote and raise funds for a number of well deserved local Seattle area non-profits. Listed below are the non-profits our event has benefited along with the amount of money raised.
2016 – $6,486 was raised for the Hunger Intervention Program non-profit.
2015 – $4,692 was raised for the Seattle Neighborhood Greenways non-profit.
2014 – $6,200 was raised for the Outdoors for All Foundation non-profit.
2013 – $6,080 was raised for the Bike Works non-profit.
2012 – $4,450 was raised for the FamilyWorks Resource Center & Food Bank non-profit.
2011 – $3,200 was raised for the Children’s Garden program at Seattle Tilth.
2010 – All funds raised were given to the Lettuce Link program at Solid Ground.