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. […]

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 […]