Donors meet GiveBig2019 Goal May 8

Thanks to all of you who GAVEBIG in  the biggest community giving event in Seattle this year. For every dollar you give our angel donor (psst – Thanks Wyncote Foundation!) matched it up to $10,000. In every outreach team, every meal we serve and every life we alter, YOU travel with US!





Join Teen Feed for Blues and Brews Event Sep 29@ Optimism Brewing Cap Hill 3-5

Join us Saturday, September 22nd at Optimism Brewing Company 3-5 pm and start your weekend with Teen Feed. The music starts in the early afternoon, featuring a special acoustic performance by Toby C Brady of Lost Dogma. Local craft beer! Bring a friend, have a brew. - It's FREE.

Join us Saturday, September 22nd at Optimism Brewing Company and start your weekend with Teen Feed. The music starts in the early afternoon, featuring a special acoustic performance by Toby C Brady of Lost Dogma. Local craft beer!  Get tickets HERE

When: 3-5pm
Where: Optimism Brewing in Capital Hill
What: Great tunes, tasty hops, bashful malts. Bring a few of of your very coolest friends
Cost:  Nah- it’s FREE!  Any additional donations go to the kids.

Get your tickets HERE. Limited spots first come first served.

Ladies Night This Thursday July 24th@6pm

Join us at Swansons Nursery for a fun summer evening starting at 6pm and lasting til…to support the important work that Teen Feed is doing in our community! Ladies’ Night out is an annual tradition, with visiting artisans, fun activities, live music, wine and delicious snacks in the garden with good folks – all for a good cause. Everyone 21 and identifying as female is welcome. Use the TEENFEED code for your 20% off supporter discount HERE to register.

Just Hired! Our Meal Program Manager

Thank you for your interest in this key position! Teen Feed recently hired an amazing candidate – Phillip Peters. 

The Teen Feed Meal Program Manager is an experienced, passionate and professional project management superstar supervising operational aspects of the Teen Feed meal program, providing oversight and support for 3-5 Meal Program Coordinators and on-site (volunteer) Advocates, Meal Team Volunteers and Allies.  The leadership shown in this vital position ensures positive engagement, consistency, and safety in Teen Feed’s nightly meal program for young adults and stewards a philanthropic community of supporters with a lens of racial equity, gender diversity and social justice. Position reports to the Executive Director.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

To support and contribute to the philanthropic stewardship, education and collaborative training of the Meal Program Coordinator staff, Advocates, Allies. As a member of the management team, this position supplies strategic focus and planning to the Teen Feed organization with half-time in daily office operations. Meal Team Manager is responsible for execution of a mission-driven and collaborative Teen Feed program design welcoming to guest diversity, providing engagement, and ensuring safety among Teen Feed guests.

Operational and Facilities

  • Have working knowledge of every facet of Teen Feed Meal Program operation, including set-up, check-in, meal preparation, serving, clean up, and de-brief
  • Schedules 7 nights of staff, 365 days yearly and serves as site coordinator and supervisor to 2-3 employees
  • Responsible for daily integrity of host sites including ROOTS, University Congregational and University Lutheran. Owns the unlock, closure and nightly checklists of host facilities, including minimum of 4 nights weekly onsite presence, facility oversight such as graffiti removal, and maintenance (sweeping, mopping, garbage, laundry as affected by the Teen Feed Meal program)
  • Enforces the age limit of 13-25, contributes to referrals or services, and acts as a bridge to SLY and STOP programs and partner agency case management programs
  • Ensures processes of operational integrity including: status of host-site refrigerators, communication to Teen Feed operations staff on behalf of Meal Team needs, basic needs acquisition and storage systems at host sites, tracking of storage inventory alongside STOP team, ownership of Teen Feed phone, binder and keys.
  • Owns revisions to “How to Make it Go” meal checklists and cultural script
  • Leads by example: in pre-meal meetings with Advocates and Allies, post-meal program debrief; logging any information (i.e. new bars, overall tenor of the evening, any particular youth to note). Leads use of techniques for conflict de-escalation and trauma-informed care.

Teen Feed Organizational Goals

  • Point person for yearly Annual ID Check, Count Us In, Special Events and evaluations
  • Responsible for creation and management of zero-based the Meal Program budget, including monthly oversight, expenditures and approvals and yearly contribution to planning, expense reports, grant coding
  • Familiarity or willingness to be trained in harm-reduction, conflict de-escalation, anti-oppression, CPR, food-handler’s permit
  • Leads recruitment, hiring, interview, and on-boarding for Meal Program Coordinator applicants including reference checks and criminal history background checks, new hire orientation, on-going training of Meal Program Coordinators and cross-training of interns and staff
  • Reviews and approves Meal Program Coordinator time sheets
  • Attends Teen Feed staff meetings and contributes to organizational planning and long-term goals
  • With approval of administration, leads and executes Teen Feed’s Meal program site contractual agreements with all host locations, on-site partnerships
  • Provides and documents individual monthly supervision with Meal Program Coordinators, and Annual Performance Evaluations of Meal Program Coordinators.
  • Provides Meal statistics, produces accurate and timely reports, evaluations
  • Ambassador for Teen Feed in outreach activities and grantor interviews, volunteer recruitment and retention and coordinated efforts to support volunteers as key staff members
  • Willingness to be trained on the Salesforce system and enter key relational tracking data for clients and donors. Proficient in MS Office Suite.
  • Assists the Teen Feed organization in creating a sustainable Meal Team Program through the potential for a corporate training model and the engagement of youth voices in program design

Volunteerism and Stewardship

  • Assists in tracking attendance of volunteer Advocates and Allies and nightly Meal Teams, supports their roles with regular check-ups during the on-site meal program
  • Utilizes volunteer resource training and maintenance to support Teen Feed operations and a Volunteer Counsel
  • Meets with stakeholders
  • Issues in-kind receipts to donor deliveries

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree minimum
  • Program and personnel management experience
  • Demonstrates cultural competency in social service systems and behavioral issues pertinent to the housing-insecure youth community
  • Ability to perform all services in a culturally respectful manner, honoring homeless individuals in agreement with Teen Feed Core Values
  • Excellent organizational, writing, language and interpersonal communication skills
  • Full-Time / Exempt
  • Salary DOE
  • Competitive Benefits

 Inquiries, resume and coverpage email to:
Subject: Attention: Executive Director – Meal Team Manager Position

Teen Feed Benefits: Andy Coe Band and “Thankful Dead” this Friday Nov 24@ Nectar

Join us for the 2nd Annual “Thankful Dead” event at Nectar in Fremont (412 N 36th St @8pm) this Friday November 25th.  The two-night Grateful Dead tribute presented by Nectar and PB&J Benefits Teen Feed and the youth we serve. Join our volunteers at the Teen Feed table for information.
We are incredibly grateful to have the talent and generosity of the Andy Coe Band,
Originally formed to pay tribute to guitar hero and folk legend Jerry Garcia, the Andy Coe Band has evolved into the liveliest psychedelic jam band to come out of the Pacific Northwest in years. Guitarist Andy Coe, with Gary Palmer on keys, Chris Jones on bass, and Scott Goodwin on drums, deliver stellar improvisational tunes in mystical proportions.

$25 2-night passes (limited early onsale)
$16adv / $20dos / $30 2-night passes
8pm doors
9pm show



Travel With Us in 2018 – Give to Youth

In every backpack on every outreach team – Teen Feed provides basic needs, builds strong relationships, and allies with homeless youth as they meet their future off the streets. This work is only made possible by the generous donations of time and money from people like you!  CLICK HERE TO MAKE YOUR donation online today or go to  Share with others who care.  We’re making a difference – together, in halting homelessness in the future by preventing it now.

If your budget allows, please consider making a reoccurring gift each month to help us sustain our programming all year long! You will be provided this option on our donation page.

Your donation is greatly appreciated and fully deductible as a charitable contribution. Teen Feed is a tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) organization (EIN 94-3034862).

Teen Feed Annual Holiday Bash set for Tuesday December 4th – Gift Cards for Youth

On December 4th from 6-8pm Teen Feed and UDSPA welcomes our youth community. Our annual holiday “Festivus” bash honors multiple cultures by gathering together. Eat Yummy Food and a enjoy a Live Band at our University Congregational meal site provided by Blue Ribbon Cooking.

Seattle University District Partners, do you want to help or attend? Come and welcome.  Youth, do you have a special wish or basic need request? Sign up ahead with your case manager and have them tell Teen Feed- $30 value. All Trained Advocates and Ally mentors are welcome.

Seattle community, do you want to sponsor a youth request?   Donate and specify “Gift Card” on your donation here and the dollars go directly into the hands of the young people who need the gloves, socks, raincoats and hand warmers in our Seattle weather:  OR Inquire at to donate basic needs, gift cards or housing support – (Thanks, The Secret Diversity Santa)

It’s Our Birthday! Donate $30 for 30 Years of Service to Youth

This month, Teen Feed celebrates 30 Years of providing basic needs, building strong relationships, and allying with homeless youth as they meet their future off the streets. This work is only made possible by the generous donations of time and money from people like you! Join us in celebrating 30 Years of Teen Feed by making a simple gift of $30! Your gift will help to provide 6 hot, nutritious meals for homeless youth this fall. At our meal program, young people will also connect with specially trained advocates and support staff to access the resources and services they need, such as housing, health care, and other basic needs.

Your donation can be made online today.  Share with others who care.  We’re making a difference – together, in halting homelessness in the future by preventing it now. 

If your budget allows, please consider making a reoccurring gift each month to help us sustain our programming all year long! You will be provided this option on our donation page.

Your donation is greatly appreciated and fully deductible as a charitable contribution. Teen Feed is a tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) organization (EIN 94-3034862).

Ladies Night Thursday July 20 at Swansons

Don’t miss the 4th Annual Summer Nights “Ladies Night Out” at Swansons Nursery this July 20th 6-9pm.
Join us for an evening all about the ladies (intrepid gentlemen welcome to attend)! Enjoy passed appetizers and wine while shopping and socializing. Plus, live music, local artisans, and activities to benefit the great work Teen Feed does in our community. All TICKET SALES (just $15 and includes the first glass) go to benefit the homeless youth served at Teen Feed. Thanks to our community! Need one or 10?  Invite the office (and shh..lets just keep this between us).

Need more info on directions or our friends at Swansons?  CLICK HERE for their homepage.

Starbucks Celebrates MLK Day with Teen Feed – The Basic Needs January 2017 List

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.

It’s been a cold and challenging winter, and it’s even tougher to start 2017 sleeping outside for our homeless youth. This year Martin Luther King Jr Day marks the kickoff of Starbucks Coffee Office Basic Needs Drive collecting sleeping bags, camp gear, wool items, toiletries and healthy snacks at the Utah Avenue Support Center to benefit Teen Feed.  The monthly Starbucks volunteer meal team also joins us for a deep-clean of our host kitchens in the University District.
As youth make their way off the streets, our community travels with us.  These items fill outreach backpacks, promote self care and keep them warm and dry.  Below are a few items that are running low or that youth have specifically requested. (Thanks Starbucks!)  Want to start your own office drive?  Check out this page.

Basic Needs Items for Youth – REQUESTS FROM THE KIDS

Click Here for our Basic Needs Amazon Smile Wishlist

Food Items that go into our Outreach Team Backpacks
Costco bulk Granola Bars
Nuts and High Protein Snacks
Instant Oatmeal Packets
Hot Cocoa

Camping Gear:
Waterproof tents and tarps
Sleeping Bags
Disposable hand warmers
Backpacks (gently used ok)
Batteries – AA, AAA
Travel-sized sewing kits

Wool Items and Gently Used Clothing:
New Socks – all sizes, wool please (warm when wet)
Gloves, hats, scarves
Hooded sweatshirts (L to XXXL, dark colors)
Warm coats
New underwear/boxers
Bras – all sizes

Travel Sized toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner
Combs and brushes
Full-sized Toothbrushes
Dental Floss
Hand Sanitizer
Tampons & pads
African American hair-care products

(1) Give an item or monetary donation.  Starbucks will match your volunteerism time or double the impact of your dollars by filing for matching
(2) Promote the drive on your social media with co-workers and friends
(3) Feel great about changing lives

Starbucks partners contact Jeff Ronnefeldt at the Starbucks Support Center for questions about the drive or opportunities to volunteer/join the monthly Starbucks Partner Meal Team. (Everyone else: To start an office drive in your own office or community group contact Janine at Teen Feed or check out this page for details and handouts.) Promote volunteerism opportunities for co-workers and friends.