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Srijan Chakroborty, Executive Director of the Hunger Intervention Program (HIP)
August 25, 2021 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
On August 25, 2021, the Shoreline Rotary Club will welcome Srijan Chakroborty, Executive Director of the Hunger Intervention Program (HIP), as its guest speaker. In Washington State, 1 in 10 individuals struggle with hunger. 1 in 6 Washington kids live in a household that faces challenges in putting enough food on the table. At HIP, they believe that healthy, culturally appropriate food is a human right and it is unacceptable that in the richest country on earth anyone will have to go hungry. As such their mission is to increase food security for underserved populations in North King County through nutritious meals, educational programs, and advocacy. Their meal programs include weekend backpack programs, summer eats, senior meals, afterschool meal program and shelter meals. They provide classes and workshops on nutrition, cooking, gardening, and food justice.
Srijan holds a masters degree in Social Work. Before joining HIP, he was the Development & Communications Manager at The Sophia Way, an agency serving women experiencing homelessness. He also has a masters degree in Computer Science and worked as a software engineer at Microsoft for nine years before deciding to switch completely to the social service sector. When not at work, he enjoys spending time with his children, hiking in the mountains, listening to music, or reading a good book.