Ben Gibbard Benefit for Teen Feed

August 2, 2010, Seattle, WA:  Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard is playing an intimate benefit show for Teen Feed on Wednesday, November 3rd at the Crocodile in Seattle.  Teen Feed is a nonprofit that operates a seven-night-a-week meal program for homeless youth and young adults in the University District of Seattle.  Tickets are $30 and will be available at the Crocodile and Sonic Boom Records. 

Teen Feed, which began as a six night per week meal program, recently expanded to cover all seven nights. Proceeds from this benefit show will directly support this expansion which ensures that homeless youth can access a safe dinner every night they are in need.  Founded in 1986, Teen Feed works with the community to offer support to meet basic needs, build strong relationships, and ally with homeless youth as they plan their future off the streets. 

 In 2009, Teen Feed served over 11,000 meals and case managers assisted 60 homeless youth enter into stable housing. Teen Feed case managers are present every night for youth in need.

 “I believe in the work of Teen Feed ,’ says Gibbard, ‘I wanted to do my part to help raise awareness and money for the organization.’

A former homeless youth who  frequented Teen Feed meals and is now successfully employed and off the streets said, “Teen Feed was consistent, dependable, and genuine.  I totally credit Teen Feed for keeping me alive.”  To find out more about Seattle’s homeless youth or the work of Teen Feed, please visit www.teenfeed.org.

Ticket Information available at online at http://thecrocodile.com/index.html or http://www.sonicboomrecords.com/tickets/

For more information please contact:

Megan Gibbard
Executive Director, Teen Feed
megan@teenfeed.org
206.605.5044

Comments

  1. Shane says:

    This is great I will surely spread the word. We enjoyed our week at Teen Feed and expect to return again soon!The staff and teens there truly touched our lives.

    ~Expect Miracles

  2. Monique says:

    So exciting! I love Teen Feed! I’ve even posted on my FB that Ben is performing to benefit Teen Feed. Who knows…maybe some folks will even fly in to enjoy the evening. I’ll even bribe them with lodging and babysitting to get them here to go. SMILE!
    Thank you, in advance, Ben! Your support is so meaningful and appreciated.