Presently, Spot S. purchases the food supplies and prepares the meal. Janet W. picks up the dinner ingredients and transports it to University Congregational Church where she and some members of the youth group (Sascha, Sophie, Huiying, Ayla, Hank, Marcus & Charlotte) prep the vegetables, fruit, bread and beverages and serve it to the young adults in need the first Wednesday of every month. Also, other adults that are faithful assistants with this ministry are Gene R., Andy, Meredith, Anne and Peggy. There are others who I know I can call on to cover for one of these regular servers’ absence. Over the years, there have been many chefs and servers assisting with this valuable mission: Kim H., Marilee B., Betsy N. and Valerie K. Serving at Teen Feed has been one of the Youth Group’s favorite activities. Please know that your participation in this ministry is appreciated by WPC and the grateful teens who receive a warm meal.
WPC thanks you all!
Information about Teen Feed follows.
Our 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. With the tremendous support of the community, Teen Feed responds to the most basic needs of homeless and at-risk youth in the following focus areas: healthy meals and lives, youth support coordination, street outreach, healthcare access, and engaging the community through service. Teen Feed responds to the most basic needs of homeless youth with three (3) integrated programs: Teen Feed Meal Program, Street Talk Outreach Program (STOP), Service Links for Youth (SLY). Youth Access to Care (YAC), formerly a separate program, has been integrated as a component into all existing programs.
At a Glance: Thanks to your partnership in 2017 Teen Feed will:
Open its doors to 50 – 80 youth each night
Offer over 20,000+ nutritious meals to hungry youth
Connect with over 900 individual youth in need
Work with over 800 volunteers from various community, corporate, civic and faith groups resulting in $200,000 of labor cost reduction from our yearly budget.
Leverage over $380,000 in donated food, basic needs items and related in-kind contributions
Provide one-on-one support coordination for 400 youth, providing a mailing address and help with a state identification, employment, healthcare enrollment, housing, and more.
Meet hunger and basic needs of youth in need in Seattle’s University District, and South King County/Auburn areas.
Our History: In 1987, nurses from the University of Washington Medical Center noticed street youth in the University District area were severely malnourished. Together with community and faith groups, Teen Feed began to “meet youth where they are” by serving warm meals to youth in local donated meal sites. Today, Teen Feed provides warm meals, basic needs items, and supportive connections to over 900 youth annually in need in University District, and Auburn. Teen Feed is the only consistent meal program designed to meet the needs of homeless youth in South King County and the only program to do so 365 days a year in all of King County. Teen Feed also provides the only consistent street outreach program in Seattle’s University District, a magnate area for homeless youth.