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 and […]

July’s Volunteer of the Month: Mario Juves

Mario’s enthusiasm brings him to the next level. Eight months ago, Mario burst on the Teen Feed scene. After signing up to be a monthly donor in support of Teen Feed programs, he wanted to be more involved. Mario added volunteering to the ways that he supports Teen Feed serving as an advocate volunteer on […]

June’s Volunteer of the Month: Angie Hudkins

Angie pairs deep commitment with a big heart. Nearly a year and a half ago, Angie joined Teen Feed’s crew of volunteers. Having never worked with young people before, in a little over a year Angie has grown and developed into one of Teen Feed’s most rock-solid volunteers. Angie has great listening skills, and an […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Collin

We are pleased to present Collin as this month’s Volunteer Spotlight. Collin began volunteering with Teen Feed as an Advocate about a year and a half ago. Collin excels at forming solid relationships with young people and providing trusted advice about how to get through tough situations – often similar to experiences he had when […]

May’s Volunteer of the Month: Casey Middaugh

Casey Middaugh can’t stay away from Teen Feed. Casey first got involved with Teen Feed age 12, helping her Grandmother prepare food for her meal team. Between school and activities, Casey participate on meal teams, but wanted to be at Teen Feed regularly. Finding some free time in her busy schedule, last August Casey became […]

Give a holiday gift to youth in need this year!

“Thank you! I feel like I am part of a family.” – a youth’s voice Each year a group the agencies of the University District Service Providers Alliance (UDSPA), come together to plan an Annual Holiday Party for the youth we all serve. The UDSPA Holiday Party combines lively music, silly costumes, holiday decorations, a […]

2012 Community Recognition Awards

Each year Teen Feed recognizes community members who do an amazing job supporting youth at Teen Feed. We have over 600 active volunteers, and it is so incredibly hard to find just one person to honor. In some cases, we couldn’t choose just one. Tremendous thank you to *all* of Teen Feed’s amazing volunteers and […]

September’s Advocate of the Month – Kenneth Hamilton!

On Saturday nights, you can find Kenneth connecting with youth and young adults as an advocate for Teen Feed. During the week you can also find Kenneth at ROOTS young adult shelter, where he works. Not only is Kenneth volunteer at Teen Feed, but he helped coordinate the most epic volunteer appreciation kickball extravaganza AND […]

August’s Advocate of the Month: Jeff Brown!

During the week Jeff Brown is a math teacher at Shorewood High School, but on Sunday nights he is an Advocate at Teen Feed. In fact, Jeff has been dedicating his Sunday nights with youth at Teen Feed since November 2006! Jeff first learned about Teen Feed when he was in AmeriCorps serving as the […]