Christmas Cheer at Teen Feed!

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The Christmas holidays are a time when many gather with families and celebrate good cheer.
For many youth on the streets, the family they celebrate with is Teen Feed.
In true Teen Feed style, and with the help of some special friends, we planned
special holiday treats for young people. Check out the activities and pictures below!

  • Christmas Eve Meal – Shout out to the Kavamata Meal Team of the Litov Family and Friends for creating a festive meal complete with goodie bags! Their delicious home-cooking, basic needs item goodie bags, treats, and warm company helped make youth at Teen Feed felt cared for.
  • Christmas Morning Dick’s Outreach – Every year, Teen Feed embarks on a special street outreach to connect with youth on the streets on Christmas morning. Armed with 250 warm Dick’s burgers and Teen Feed meal info, our outreach team connected with youth in the local parks and public space of Seattle’s University District. The team was met with by smiles,  deep gratitude, and even some cheers! Huge thanks to Dick’s Drive-In Restaurants for making this possible.
  • CHRISTMAS DAY MEAL – Our good friends at Etta’s and Seatown Seabar & Rotisserie Restaurants brought their culinary talents to the Teen Feed’s table for Christmas dinner. An annual tradition, these fine folks from Tom Douglas Restaurants whipped up an amazing chicken pot pie feast making a festive occasion for all the youth and volunteers in attendance. Youth also received amazing warm clothing, blankets and gloves and more from Zumiez and incredible basic needs items stockings from the Coast Guard Auxiliary!
Special Thanks To Our Incredible Partners:

Kavamata Meal team, The Litov Family, Seatown Seabar & Rotisserie, Etta’s Restaurant, Zumiez, and Coast Guard Auxiliary, Dick’s DriveIn RestaurantsUniversity Congregational Church, and our incredible volunteers for creating a family-like holiday celebration for young people with nowhere else to turn.

Teen Feed's ED Tabitha Jensen gets into the spirit of outreach STOP's Andrew and volunteer Nate prepare to hit the streets to hand out Dick's burgers The Kavamata Meal team hard at work peeling potatoes Team Kavamata working hard Pumpkin pie is at the ready Generous volunteers hard at work Teen Feed's Coordinator Chris shares infromation about the youth we serve before program starts Teen Feed's Tabitha goofs off before helping hand out special gift bags to youth Meal service begins! Heaping helpings of home cooking made the season bright! Lots of smiles in the Teen Feed kitchen The Etta's Seatown Family getting ready to serve their pot pie feast on Christmas Day!