March’s Advocate of the Month: Brad Papineau

Brad Papineau goes the extra mile for youth in need…literally! Brad has been volunteering with Teen Feed for a decade, supporting youth as a volunteer in program and in leadership on Teen Feed’s Board of Directors, sharing his warm smile and positive outlook at every turn. Brad provides caring connections for youth as an Advocate […]

February’s Ally of the Month: Anika Bull

Anika Bull is not a typical 14 year old. Anika has been a stand-out Ally volunteer at Teen Feed every Sunday evening for nine months. Ally volunteers are young people 18 years or younger, who support program week for a minimum of six months. Anika didn’t limit herself to being an Ally. As a natural […]

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 […]

July’s Advocate of the Month – Kaji Dyson!

Kaji and daughter Kiko celebrate after the 2011 Seattle Marathon Kaji Dyson has been a Teen Feed advocate for over a decade! Over 10 years at Teen Feed, Kaji has eaten countless meals while listening, encouraging, and watching the growth of youth and of Teen Feed as an agency. Kaji’s sweet and energetic spirit that […]

June’s Advocate of the Month – Andrea Cote

Thoughtful, brilliant and supportive.  That’s Andrea Cote. We first got to know and admire Andrea when she began as an Intern at Teen Feed in the spring of 2011. We love working with Andrea in and outside of program. Since her internship, Andrea continues to help us out with her broad skill set behind the […]

May’s Ally of the Month – Hanah Joudi!

A High Schooler, volunteer, and award winner. Amazing! Hanah Joudi has been an Ally for the past year and a half.  She has been a dedicated Friday night volunteer, building connection with guests and helping to hand out socks and hygiene supplies. This spring, Hanah applied for and received a volunteer award on behalf of […]

Meet April’s Advocate of the Month, David Hollingsworth!

David Hollingsworth has been an easy going, dedicated and inspiring volunteer since December of 2010. He is an engaging conversationalist, critical thinker, and a generous supporter of Teen Feed. David sees his life through a lens of interconnectedness and he engages and shares ideas with humble excitement. He even celebrated his birthday by asking his […]

Meet Debbie Tonkovich, March’s Advocate of the Month!

Debbie Tonkovich has been a dedicated Wednesday & Friday night advocate, offering two nights of consistency and stability for youth for the past eight months! She is trained in counseling with a Master’s Degree from Seattle University, is a proud mother of four, and is a reflective, thoughtful person with a humongous heart of gold.  […]