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Teen Feed Volunteer Job Description
The UWAA works closely with the University Street Ministry's Teen Feed Program. In 1989, nurses from the University of Washington Medical Center noticed that many street youth accessing the emergency room were severely malnourished.
The community responded, as faith communities, service providers, and neighbors came together to provide food to the University District's homeless youth population. Teen Feed was born. At the peak of the University District's street culture, Teen Feed received up to 150 guests an evening. Today the scene has changed, to averaging 50-70 guests each evening.
The Alumni Association encourages alumni volunteers to assist with serving these youth.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Help set up and clean up event.
- Serve and prepare dinner for the homeless youth.
- Connect with students and the homeless populations.
- A food contribution (depending on menu) for the dinner is required.
There will be a complimentary dinner provided after teens are served.
Dates and Locations
Teen Feed is held at the University Christian Church at 4731 15th Ave. NE in Seattle, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on the first Friday of the month.
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