An Invitation to Join UUC’s Teen Feed Team

First Sunday of each month, and first Friday of alternate months, 5:30–8:30 p.m.

Five UUC Teen Feed volunteers smiling from behind masks

The UUC Teen Feed Meal Team needs a few more volunteers to join our meal team. UUC’s team prepares meals on the first Sunday of each month and the first Friday of alternating months, from 5:30–8:30 p.m. Contact Pam if you’d like to learn more about joining onsite or preparing a side dish or dessert at home. Our team is all set for our next UUC-hosted meal on June 5, but, we have upcoming dates of July 1, July 3, August 7, September 2, September 4 and into the fall.

Some from the UUC Meal Team prepare part of the meal at a Teen Feed location in the U-District, and then serve the teens onsite, with some from the team making up desserts or side dishes at home. So, joining the Meal Team can work if you’re interested in engaging with a small team onsite, or if you prefer to contribute from your home kitchen. This intergenerational team ranges from 14 years to 80-plus, with some even younger helping parents with the at-home preparation.

A beautiful salad in a big steel bowl

UUC has been partnering with Teen Feed for over a dozen years. Teen Feed provides support, advocacy and meals to unhoused teens in the University District. UUC’s Meal Team prepares and serves 18 meals each year, supporting Teen Feed advocates in fostering trusting relationships where they can assist teens as they identify resources and establish goals. Teen Feed’s mission is to aid teens in connecting with resources and ally with them as they establish goals for their future off the streets. Our intergenerational team, and dozens of others, prepare and serve a nightly meal that both meets a basic need and provides an environment where teens can map out plans related to education, employment, healthcare and more.

Click here to find out more about UUC’s engagement with Teen Feed. Contact Pam if you’d like to learn more about joining UUC’s Meal Team.