Sock & Basic Needs Item Drives for Youth!

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.

We rely on your help to provide basic needs items to the youth we see every day! Please consider holding a supply drive for youth. A supply drive may be collecting coats and sleeping bags 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. We have included downloadable signage and resources to help you with with your Sock or Basic Needs Drives.

Basic Needs Drive Resources:
Basic Needs Items for Youth:

Click Here for our Basic Needs Amazon Wishlist

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

New Socks – all sizes
Gloves, hats, scarves
Disposable hand warmers
Hooded sweatshirts (L to XXXL, dark colors)
Warm coats
New underwear/boxers
Bras – all sizes

Other necessities:
Sleeping bags
Batteries – AA, AAA
Battery operated alarm clocks
Travel-sized sewing kits
Work boots
Bus tickets
Dry dog and cat food
Hot Cocoa
Instant Oatmeal
Powder Creamer

Donation Drop-Off Schedule

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30pm to 6:15pm, University Congregation Church – 4515 16th Ave NE (@NE 45th), prior to the Teen Feed meal program. Donation contact: Chris, 206.229.0813,

Need help? We are happy to create something custom for your group! Please reach Suzanne Sullivan at or 206.949.1092 for more information.