Are you a whiz in the kitchen? Love to work with your hands and excited about making a tangible difference in the lives of your community members? Do we have a project for you!
Teen Feed is looking for reliable, hard-working, and passionate individuals to help us cook and package meals in our kitchens. Teen Feed has transitioned to a to-go dinner service since COVID, serving hot and delicious meals out of the doors of our service sites every single evening. Young people are able to get access to nutritious food, bathroom facilities, and basic supplies such as toiletries and clothing. Kitchen volunteers are important members of our team and help make sure that we have beautiful and tasty meals ready to serve by dinner time.
Logistics: Teen Feed operated in the University District, the exact location will be provided upon registration for a volunteer shift. Kitchen Volunteer shifts are from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm (6 - 8 pm on Saturdays). No commitment or experience required.
Safety information: Kitchen teams limited to 4 - 5 people max to allow for safe space usage, masks and gloves required at all times, all individuals entering service sites are temperature checked. It is recommended that potentially high-risk individuals do not participate in person at this time. Please do not attend Teen Feed if you have *any* symptoms of illness. Kitchen volunteers do not come into direct contact with the populations served.
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 youth with three programs: Teen Feed, Street Talk Outreach Program (STOP), and Service Links for Youth (SLY).
Teen Feed at a Glance 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 youth with integrated programs: Teen Feed Meal Program, Street Talk Outreach Program (STOP), Service Links for Youth (SLY) and Youth Access to Care (YAC).
Thanks to your partnership in 2015 Teen Feed:
Opened its doors to 50 - 80 youth each night
Offered over 20,000 nutritious meals to hungry youth
connected with over 600 individual youth in need
worked with over 800 volunteers, who donated over $130,000 in food
In 1987, nurses from the University of Washington Medical Center noticed that many street youth accessing the emergency room were severely malnourished. The community responded, and faith groups, service providers, and neighbors came together to provide food to the University District’s homeless youth population. Teen Feed was born, and now we average 40-50 guests each evening. Teen Feed is the only provider of meals specifically to youth and young adults in the University District open regularly every night of the week.
Children & Youth
Homeless & Housing
We'll work with your schedule.
4740B University Way NESeattle, WA98105
August 29, 2020
Cooking / Catering
Verbal / Written Communication
Must be at least 15
2-hour shifts, no repeated or long term commitment required
*All individuals aged 15 - 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian