Family Holiday Event Saturday December 1st FREE With A Basic Need at the Flight Heritage Collection

Sumpin' Claus

On Saturday December 1st from 10am-3pm, Teen Feed once again partners with the Flying Heritage Museum (FHCAM) at Paine Field and your family for the holiday event of the season, Tanks Giving, supporting our local youth in need.

Yes, there’s a magical Santa Village, hot cocoa station, ginger bread cookie decorating for the kids, roving singers (no, Teen Feed staff is not singing you’ll be GLAD to hear…) delicious food trucks, a scavenger hunt, craft stations,  video games, face painting, a special showing of The GRINCH THAT STOLE CHRISTMAS in the theater, and yes, SNOW! ( because we have the technology…) Once Santa arrives – on a TANK from the North Pole, St Nick will be in his village taking professional photos with your family free of charge – (watch out for the Grinch)…

To celebrate this season of giving, bring an item off the SPECIAL AMENDED list below and or receive ONE FREE admission entry per $20 donation!  Families combine entrance fees (Adults $20, kids $10 ) to make a greater impact via cash donations paid directly to Teen Feed.  These monies go directly to healthcare co-pays, GED fees, bus tickets and housing applications, or ID replacement for youth making their way off the street.

new or gently used sleeping bags (portable, waterproof covers) OR tents
tarps OR rain gear

hooded sweatshirts (dark colors)
all-weather boots
Carhart-type Workpants (large sizes)

hats, OR gloves, OR hand warmers, OR packs of paired wool socks
Costco size Granola bars, OR nuts, OR healthy protein snacks, OR flat of ramen noodle cups,
$20 gift cards to Walgreens, Target and Goodwill.

Cash donations are welcome! All charitable gifts serve to help those who need it the most this holiday season.
Thank you for being a part of our community of care.

Schedule • 10am Doors Open
• 3pm Event Ends
• 5pm Museum Closes

More info, location or directions? Check out the Flying Heritage Website

*ticket proceeds purchased through FHCAM site will NOT be directed toward Teen Feed, but entry DONATIONS FOR TEEN FEED CAN be made at the door with guaranteed entrance. Allow a 20 minute drive from Seattle.

Now is the Time for Courage. Give.

Becau$e. Now more than ever warm socks, nutritious meals, healthcare copays, first-time housing, GED fees and birth certificates for these incredible kids all cost dollars – and all are essential first steps to a life off the streets.

Because. After 30 years Teen Feed stands strong and vital, a hallmark low barrier organization respecting diversity with proven results. Teen Feed continues to get it right, creating the trusting relationships with youth that prevent permanent homelessness irrespective of gender preference, race or situation. We meet them where they are.

Becau$e You Share our Mission. Don’t stand by idle. Individual donors like you will partner with us to accomplish this vital work by giving from $15 to $5,000. Any amount is put to work.

Teen Feed created over 3,000 positive contacts with street youth moving more than 400 of these young adults into services in 2016 – with respect for their stories, goals and dreams, and with your contribution$.

Because you know that compassion is a stronger solution than fear, we challenge you to care. Travel with us in 2017 at every meal, in every outreach backpack, under every bridge, and with every future with alter. Give generously. Give monthly. Give joyfully. We’re on the streets taking the first steps. With you beside us, WE’VE GOT THIS.

OPEN: Part-Time Meal Coordinator

Position also listed HERE on

Mission: Teen Feed works with the community to offer support to meet basic needs, build strong relationships, and ally with homeless youth as they meet their future off the streets. Teen Feed responds to the most basic needs of homeless youth with three integrated programs: the Teen Feed Meal Program, Street Talk Outreach Program (STOP) and Service Links for Youth (SLY). Each program contains coordinators training in youth access to healthcare.

Summary: The Teen Feed Meal Program Coordinator supervises all operational aspects of the meal program, including the floor supervision and support of meal team volunteers, Advocates, and Allies. The leadership shown in this vital position ensures safety and consistency in Teen Feed’s meal program and stewards a community of supporters as described in the duties outlined below. The Teen Feed Meal Program Coordinator reports to the Programs Director.

Job Duties and Responsibilities (Other duties may be assigned, as appropriate)

  • Know and share knowledge of every facet of Teen Feed Meal Program operation, including set-up, meal preparation, serving, and clean up. Train and/or support the food team volunteers in these tasks.
  • Oversee the nightly Teen Feed Meal Program as scheduled. Enforce rules at stated in the Teen Feed manual and ensure safety among Teen Feed guests, Advocates, Allies and meal teams using techniques for conflict de-escalation and excellent communication.
  • Supervise guests during Teen Feed Meal Program operation: enforce age limit, steer guests towards referrals or services, and refer and act as a bridge to SLY, STOP, or YAC health programs (or partner agency case management programs.
  • Work with Teen Feed and/or partner agency Support Coordinators/Case Managers to ensure consistency in Teen Feed Meal Program staffing coverage. Assure volunteers records each guest sign on the Youth Sign-in Sheet, and that volunteers sign in on the Volunteer Sign-in Sheet.
  • Utilize and foster skilled volunteerism.  Support Meal Program volunteers in their roles, remembering that they are also community members, donors, and businesspeople outside of Teen Feed — resources to support feedback and overall health of the organization. Include regular check-ups with volunteers during the  program.
  • Play an active part in creating training manuals, collecting stories for development, data collection, and soliciting feedback from youth and partner locations. Write in-kind receipts to donors as requested. Ensure in particular that meal teams record actual meal cost nighty. Potentially supervise Day of Caring volunteers to deep clean kitchens and facilities.
  • Understand and facilitate a positive work environment, encouraging all meal teams and guests to honor Teen Feed’s Meal Program site contracts with all host locations
  • Unlock host sites daily for volunteer meal teams. Participate in facility repair such as graffiti removal, and maintenance such as sweeping, mopping, and taking out the garbage.  Keep storage rooms/closets organized and neat.
  • Lead pre-Meal Program meeting with Advocates and Allies, as well as a post-Meal Program debrief to discuss daily victories; log any information that might be helpful for serving our guests better (i.e. new bars, overall tenor of the evening, any particular youth to note)
  • Monitor Teen Feed phone, binder, keys; ensure all things are brought back to the office at the end of the night
  • Input donation and volunteer data in Salesforce within 5 business days. Update meal program statistics for coverage nights.
  • Assist with Annual ID check: collect materials from guests and coordinate with other agencies to coordinate release of information if guests do not have valid ID, potentially assist with weekly Food Lifeline orders and pick-up
  • Other duties, as assigned on an ad hoc basis or as part of a temporary project
  • Skills and Qualifications:
  • Four-year degree preferred. Social sciences or related field,  Previous experience with homeless youth and young adults a plus or Two years of college credit and two years experience working with homeless youth and / or young adults.
  • Knowledge of social service systems and clinical issues pertinent to homeless youth
  • Ability to partner effectively with diverse local service providers at their sites and demonstrate respect for all service providers’ philosophies and missions.
  • Knowledge and ability to use a harm reduction model in supporting and providing all services
  • Demonstrate an initiative to learn and enhance skills that promote anti-racism and anti-oppression and an understanding of oppression and its impact
  • Willingness to participate as a collaborative team member at weekly meetings, share feedback and mentor professional behavior with peers and youth
  • Ability to empathize with homeless youth and on some level to relate with their unique experiences.
  • Clear understanding of appropriate professional boundaries when working in close proximity to youth served,
  • Participation and awareness of the Meal Program as a forum for stewardship, and represent Teen Feed appropriately
  • Ability to perform all services in a culturally respectful manner, honoring homeless and street-involved young people as valued individuals
  • Ability to use language and behavior that demonstrates a basic respect for the dignity and value of those served, as well as coworkers and colleagues
  • Ability to take initiative and be self-motivated, working with minimal supervision
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to follow all agency policies including, but not limited to, Teen Feed confidentiality and personnel policies, including keeping private any privileged information relating to other employees or those served
  • Commitment to youth empowerment
  • Sense of humor
  • Proficient in MS Office suite and basic computer applications, such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases
  • Organization and planning skills
  • Preference for bilingual or multilingual candidates.
  • On call Position is part time with flexible hours

Interested candidates send an email to Teen Feed Recruitment at with a current resume and cover letter and “Part Time Meal Coordinator” in the subject line.

We’re Always Looking for YOU! Passionate Volunteers to Support Youth

Teen Feed is looking for you.  We’re 800+ strong community members. You’re a Meal Team Organizer, or an Advocate (over 18) or Ally (under 18) once a week or once a month. You’re a skilled office talent (administrative or technology), a social media guru, a grant prospector or successful people manager.   You like to cook.  You’ve never cooked. You work at an office of caring folks needing a project that changes our community. We want you and we’ve got a noble purpose for your time.VolunteersWebcomplilation Teen Feed is dependent on our gifted volunteer corps to be successful. We partner with you to raise awareness for community issues and social change, or develop your skills and professional networks. Make friends, have a blast. College interns in study fields such as social justice, advocacy, management, healthcare and nutrition especially encouraged to apply.  Email Janine at

Bringing the Awesome. Teen Feed at Sasquatch Memorial Day Weekend


Teen Feed joined the Sasquatch festival in George, WA this Memorial Day weekend to share the message about youth in crisis.  Did you find us? It was a great opportunity to meet and recruit new volunteers and share our important work.

Let us know on Facebook if you were there. Checkout the lineup HERE

Thank You Teen Feed Donors – We Made the Goal for Kids in 2016

There is a warm feeling as we come together to do something good, and recently with #GIVEBIG we did that – $25,000.00 later we stand together with the ability to do more, dream more, and allow our kids the freedom to choose life off the streets with the resources to support them.

On behalf of the staff, meal teams, board members and dozens and dozens of volunteers that made the gears of the two days work, we say “thank you.” Thanks for the generous monetary gifts, the data entry, the phone trees, Seattle Community College Social Justice students for the amazing social media spams and Starbucks, for hot coffee cups.  Thanks to the Seattle Foundation who in the face of adversity rose to an enormous challenge and extended giving times. All of you went above and beyond, and we thank you from our hearts.  — Teen Feed


Teen Feed Welcomes New Executive Director Thomas E. Rembiesa

Donate Holiday Socks & Hot Meals at Through January 2016

During the holidays the world comes together to celebrate generosity. A few dollars to Teen Feed provides a hot meal and basic needs, and so much more! This year original art cards created by our homeless youth are yours when you give through the campaign. Click HERE to See our Fun Movie and Give. Remember to hashtag us at #teenfeedtimes.

Teen Feed Benefit Ongoing. Featured ticket donation for Death Cab for Cutie Tour in 2015

The Ben Gibbard-fronted band has chosen Teen Feed as the Death Cab for Cutie’s tour beneficiary in 2015. Purchasing a ticket allows you to support our community all year long. Support Death Cab and Teen Feed! Thanks to Ben and Death Cab for the friendship and support for homeless youth!

Teen Feed Benefit, Sept 18th – featuring The West, Jupe Jupe, & Goodbye Heart!

High Dive Concert 9-2015 Slider
JOIN US for an amazing benefit concert show featuring The West, Jupe Jupe, and Goodbye Heart!
Proceeds from the show will benefit Teen Feed’s meal and support programs from homeless youth.  Come out for a fantastic show in support of young people working hard for their futures! Hope to see you there…

WHEN: Friday, September 18, 2015, 9PM
WHERE: High Dive – 513 N 36th Street, Seattle (map)
TICKETS: $10/at the door.
WHO: Fun people, 21+ over.

Listen to the bands here!

 Let us know you are coming on our Facebook event page!