HIP talks food stamp backlogs and food insecurity in Petersburg


August 31, 2023

Ashley Kawashima

Volunteers keep the cabinet outside of the HIP office stocked with grab-and-go bags equipped with ready-to-eat food for anyone experiencing food insecurity to pick up.

At the office of Petersburg nonprofit Humanity In Progress, anyone experiencing food insecurity can pick up a grab-and-go bag from the storage container just outside the door. Inside, a thoughtful collection of products to meet a person's basic needs are stacked against the walls.

Humanity in Progress, also called HIP, is a small local nonprofit organization that aims to address the present humanitarian needs for shelter and sustenance in Petersburg.

There is currently a housing shortage in town, as well as residents who are experiencing food insecurity. At the intersection of the two, HIP is...

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