WINTER IS Here! Host a Group Sock & Warm Basic Needs Drive*

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The weather is changing! 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.

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 requesting travel toiletries. 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 Sock or 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
  • Sock Drive Sign
  • Basic Needs Drive Sign
Basic Needs Items for Youth:

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Toiletries:
Travel Sized toothpaste
Full-sized Toothpaste Toothbrushes

Travel Sized Deodorant
Dental Floss
Individual Wipes packages *Dude Wipes are most requested*
Nail Clippers 
African American (POC) hair products

Clothing (new or lightly used and washed):
Men’s Hooded sweatshirts (M to 2XL, dark colors preferred)
Men’s  Coats & Jackets (waterproof/Gore-tex appreciated) **HIGH PRIORITY

Men’s T-shirts 

Men’s Pants (sweat pants/joggers/jeans)

Men’s New underwear/boxers (always)*
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)
Water bottles
Disposable hand and toe warmers *HIGH PRIORITY FOR FALL AND WINTER – URGENT NEED 

Other necessities: (waterproof is best)
Sleeping bags with cases (always)
Backpacks
Tents and Tarps (always)*
Batteries – AA, AAA
Emergency Blankets and Rain Ponchos *HIGH PRIORITY FOR FALL AND WINTER
Blankets **URGENT NEED during COVID-19
Travel-sized sewing kits
Flashlights
Personal Journals & Notebooks

Headphones

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

Instant Oatmeal Packets

Pre-Packaged Cereal Bowls

Disposable Masks **URGENT NEED during COVID-19

Travel-Size Laundry Detergent

Bulk / Costco Individually wrapped Items:
Fruit cups and apple sauce 

Bottles of Water

Gatorade (summer need)

Donation Drop-Off Schedule

We are happy to receive items Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5:30pm to 6:15pm@ University Congregation Church – 4515 16thAve NE (@NE 45th), prior to the Teen Feed meal program or by appointment. Donation contact: info@teenfeed.org. *call ahead to let the nightly teams know you’re coming. T: 206.229.0813

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