Volunteer Spotlight: Kit T.

It is our extreme pleasure to introduce you to our July Volunteer Spotlight, Kit! Kit brings her whole self to Teen Feed every Tuesday night as an Ally volunteer, providing a peer connections for youth while sharing the warmth and attentive kindness that you would expect from family. She grew up here in the Emerald […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Jasmine Daniels

Jasmine Daniels, a Force for Good! We are so very excited to spotlight Jasmine this month. After spending most of her youth in Anchorage, Alaska, she came to Seattle in 2009 to study Psychology at the University of Washington. Jasmine is a Advocate Volunteer who provides positive connections for youth, gracing Teen Feed with her […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Hana Alicic

  Hana Alicic Gives Everything She’s Got Hana is an absolutely incredible young woman. To be honest, we’re shocked we haven’t featured here already! She’s one of the busiest volunteers we’ve ever met, and one of the most dedicated. Along with wrapping up her undergraduate degree in Public Health and Statistics at UW, she works […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Debbie Jae

  Debbie Jae an Advocate by Nature Last April Debbie was looking for a way to help out in her community. With several teens at home, Teen Feed felt like a natural choice. Since volunteering at Teen Feed, Debbie has begun working for herself as a medical communicator (www.afriendandadvocate.com). Debbie found that because of her […]

Christmas Day for Youth with Tom Douglas Crew!

It’s a little quiet at Teen Feed on Christmas Day. The typically loud chatter of young people gives way to gentle conversations as youth reflect on the holiday. They talk with volunteers and celebrate the holiday with people who care for them. And they enjoy an extra special Christmas dinner. Nate Crave is cooking. A […]

Christmas Eve Warmth at Teen Feed

The Litov family and friends gathered in the University District at 4:00pm on December 24th. A small army of smiling helpers were armed with carloads of groceries and gift bags. Their mission was to create a festive holiday celebration for homeless and street-involved youth at Teen Feed. And they succeeded! The teams of adults and […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Madeline Macomber

There’s something magic about Madeline. Every Tuesday for the last six months, from 7-8pm there is a young person sitting with Madeline. As an Advocate volunteer, Madeline sits with young people over the Teen Feed meal to listen, connect and build trust that is  essential to building a foundation of support. Staff have joked that […]

October’s Volunteer of the Month: Kathy Boullin

Kathy is a force of nature! When Kathy believes in something, she is a force of nature! And Kathy believes in Teen Feed and the youth we serve. Kathy donates to Teen Feed, volunteers weekly, and recently organized a benefit event for Teen Feed entitled  “Ladies Night Out” at Swansons Nursery. Not only did “Ladies […]

September’s Volunteer of the Month: Mary Kapitonenko

Mary at Teen Feed’s 2013 Fun Run & Walk Mary throws her whole self into Teen Feed! Whether it’s the friendships she builds over the Teen Feed meal, or enthusiastically  participating in events or trainings, or her whopping three-nights-a-week volunteering in the meals program, Mary gives every ounce of her being! Though she’s only 16 […]

August’s Volunteer of the Month: Lucy Davis

  Lucy leaves labels at the door. Homeless? Unstably housed? While these distinctions matter to many people, Lucy sees people as they are, without regard for labels others might place upon them. Lucy’s friendly, outgoing smile is the first thing hundreds of guests have seen when coming to get dinner, and her open inquisitiveness puts both guests […]