UDSPA Holiday Party for Youth a Success!

On Monday, December 8, 2014, the University District Service Providers Alliance (UDSPA) came together to host an Annual Holiday Party for the youth we serve! The event combined silly costumes, holiday decorations, and a home cooked meal prepared by the Bastyr University Meal Team and special desserts, courtesy of UW Advancement. And thanks to an outpouring […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Janet Himstead

Janet Himstead grew up in New Jersey and found herself in Seattle after living in California for 12 years and also spending some time in Jamaica. Janet and her daughter, Geneva, volunteer as advocates on Wednesday nights. Typically you will find Janet offering to take on any job that will help make the night run smoothly for […]

Message from Tabitha Jensen: Make the Season *Bright* for Youth in Need

FROM THE DESK OF: Tabitha Jensen, Teen Feed Executive Director Dear Friends, The Teen Feed team has been maintaining a safety net for more homeless, street-involved and food insecure youth in Seattle and King County than ever before, welcoming over 800 unduplicated youth through our doors and serving over 20,000 meals to date this year. […]

Sock & Basic Needs Item Drives for Youth!

Teen Feed works to offer basic needs items and daily essential to help homeless youth care for themselves. Teen Feed distributes basic needs items to youth at the nightly meal program, during street outreach, and in our office as youth access support coordination.

Teen Feed works to offer basic needs items and daily essential to help homeless youth care for themselves. Teen Feed distributes basic needs items to youth at the nightly meal program, during street outreach, and in our office as youth access support coordination.

Socks in Short Supply This Winter

On at least three days a week, Teen Feed’s Street Talk Outreach Program (STOP) hits the U-District streets with food and socks to give away as they meet homeless young people in the streets and alleys where they spend time.  We see it as an opportunity to connect with the most at-risk youth, who, as a result […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Rhonda Ellis

We are very happy to announce that Advocate Volunteer, Rhonda Ellis, is November’s Volunteer Spotlight.   Rhonda is originally from Kansas City, Missouri.  She has always wanted to live close to the mountains, and, ever since being recruited by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center 16 years ago, she has enjoyed calling Seattle her home. Rhonda has been a […]

Thank you, Gates Foundation!

On September 19, 2014, an energetic crew of Gates Foundation employees spent half their day scrubbing away at, not one, but two of the industrial-sized kitchens at our University District meal sites. It was all part of United Way’s Day of Caring, when 11,800 employees from local companies banded together to donate their time and energy to nonprofits […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Carole Brand

It’s simple. It’s relationships. It is our extreme privilege to announce that Advocate Volunteer, Carole Brand, is this month’s Volunteer Spotlight! From Canada and New York to the beautiful Great Britain, Carole has called some amazing locales home, so we count ourselves very lucky that she has settled down here in Washington and now joins […]

Youth Story: “It’s Not Naive to Work Toward a Better World”

Just a few weeks ago, at a local youth shelter where Teen Feed provides support services to youth, Teen Feed Support Coordinator, Hatlo, had an extra-special interaction with one particular young person. The story is quite moving.  Here it is, in Hatlo’s own words: When I met R. he told me it was only his second time spending the […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Oliver P.

It is our extreme privilege to announce Oliver P. as our September Volunteer Spotlight! Born and raised in Seattle. WA, Oliver brings unbridled enthusiasm and warmth to program every week. He is a recent high school graduate, and plays six instruments, including the alto sax and ukulele. Oliver P. is an unmovable mountain of warmth […]