Your Impact: Why Giving to Teen Feed Matters

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Teen Feed is meeting the needs of more youth, and doing so more effectively, than ever before.

Enjoy our 2014 Impact Report to see the support you have helped make possible for youth in need this year…

Haircuts for Youth in the University District

Meet Teen Feed’s newest volunteer and style aficionado, Sharalee! Every two weeks, she donates her skills as a barber for University District youth in need. Sharalee brings her own personal equipment, her exceptional talent, and her very big heart to each and every session. Having studied Psychology before pursuing a hairdressing career, Sharalee had always […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Nate Whitson

Nate started at Teen Feed in March 2014.  Calm, laid-back, and very approachable, Nate volunteers as an Advocate every Wednesday night, building strong relationships and trust with the youth we serve. Born and raised in Federal Way and educated at the University of Washington in Seattle, Nate spent a summer in San Francisco as an intern […]

United We Serve: MLK Day Volunteers at Work!

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” – Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, January 19, 2015 marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a national holiday created to honor the incredible life and legacy of civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr. In the spirit of giving back, four generous volunteer […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Geneva

Starting their life journey in Bellevue, Washington, Geneva spent some time in West Palm Beach, Florida, before returning to the Pacific Northwest and becoming a valued member of the Teen Feed family. Since day one, Geneva has been an upbeat, positive, and welcoming presence at Teen Feed and, on Tuesdays when they volunteer, they are often seen running […]

Youth Wishes for the New Year!

Youth Wishes 2015

The start of the new year brings news beginnings and a chance for a fresh start! Teen Feed’s Support Coordinators took time to connect with youth to ask them what their wish is for the coming year. It is our privilege to share a selection of youth wishes for 2015…

Christmas Cheer at Teen Feed!

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 […]

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. […]