Host a Basic Needs Drive!

 

Teen Feed works to offer basic needs items and daily essential to help homeless youth to care for themselves. We distribute basic needs items to youth at the nightly meal program, during street outreach, and in our office as youth access support coordination. And as the weather changes, so do our basic needs items!

We rely on you, our community, to provide basic needs items to the youth. Consider collecting items at your office, home or social group, or sending an email to friends. Whatever a supply drive may look like to you, know you are providing youth the daily essentials they desperately need. Below we have provided downloadable signage and resources to help you with with your Basic Needs Drives.  Thank you on behalf of the youth we serve*

Basic Needs Drive Resources:
  • Basic Needs List & Drop-off Schedule (see below)Can’t make night drop offs? Call us for appt. Notice that some items are indicated at **HIGH PRIORITY –  URGENT NEED during COVID-19
  • Basic Needs Drive Sign

CLICK HERE and Shop our Outreach Amazon Wish list from the kids!

(You can also use the following short link: http://bit.ly/teen-feed-wishlist)

Basic Needs Items for Youth: *striked through items not needed at this moment*

Gift Cards: *any amount*

Target

Costco

Amazon

Toiletries:
Travel Sized toothpaste 
Full-sized Toothpaste Toothbrushes Kits

Individual sunscreen packets

Hair Ties

Travel Sized Deodorant
Dental Floss
Individual Wipes packages *Dude Wipes are most requested*
Nail Clippers 

Clothing (new or lightly used and washed):

Baseball and bucket hats

Mens Flip-flops or sandals
Men’s Hooded sweatshirts (M to 2XL, dark colors preferred)
Men’s Waterproof/Gore-tex Jackets 

Men’s Shorts- all sizes- solid colors

Men’s T-shirts  – all sizes- light solid colors for the summer

Men’s Sweat Pants/Joggers

Men’s New underwear/boxers – size small and medium especially


New Socks – all sizes, wool(warm when wet) and quality cotton (warm when wet) (always)*
Gloves, beanies in basic colors

Men’s shoes (no dress shoes) (size’s 9-12)
Reusable Water bottles
Disposable hand and toe warmers 

Other necessities: (waterproof is best)
Sleeping bags with cases 
Drawstring Backpacks
Tents and Tarps
Batteries – AA, AAA
Emergency Blankets and Rain Ponchos 
Blankets
Travel-sized sewing kits
Flashlights
Personal Journals & Notebooks

Headphones

Dry dog and cat food 
Emergen-C & Electrolyte Packages (individual packages for OUTREACH BACKPACK TEAMS)
Apple Cider *HIGH PRIORITY FOR FALL AND WINTER

Instant Oatmeal Packets

Pre-Packaged Cereal Bowls

Disposable Masks

Travel-Size Laundry Detergent

Bulk / Costco Individually wrapped Items:
Jerky/Meat & Cheese Sticks (non-perishable)

Gatorade]

Donation Drop-Off Schedule

We are happy to receive items by appointment by emailing our Outreach Manager info@teenfeed.org.

Need help? We are happy to create something custom for your group, or update you on the latest personal requests for our youth in their jobs, going to school or working for us toward stability as interns! Please reach Janine Kennedy at janine@teenfeed.org or 206.409.1202 for more information