WINTER IS Here! Host a Group Sock & Basic Needs Drive during Quarantine*

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The weather is changing! Teen Feed works to offer basic needs items and daily essential to help homeless youth to care for themselves. We distribute 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 you, our community to provide basic needs items to the youth. Consider collecting items 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. Below we have provided downloadable signage and resources to help you with with your Sock or Basic Needs Drives.  Thank you on behalf of the youth we serve*

Basic Needs Drive Resources:
  • Basic Needs List & Drop-off Schedule (see below)Can’t make night drop offs? Call us for appt. Notice that some items are indicated at **HIGH PRIORITY FOR FALL AND WINTER –  URGENT NEED Nov/Dec and during COVID-19
  • Sock Drive Sign
  • Basic Needs Drive Sign
Basic Needs Items for Youth:

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Toiletries:
Travel Sized toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, shaving cream (NOT CURRENTLY NEEDED)
Brushes
Full-sized Toothpaste Toothbrushes (NOT CURRENTLY NEEDED)
Deodorant
Razors (NOT CURRENTLY NEEDED)
Dental Floss(NOT CURRENTLY NEEDED)
Hand Sanitizer and Individual Wipes packages (winter)*
Tampons & pads  (NOT CURRENTLY NEEDED)
Nail Clippers (NOT CURRENTLY NEEDED)
African American (POC) hair products

Clothing (new or lightly used and washed):
Mens Hooded sweatshirts (L to XL, dark colors) (always)*
Mens Warm coats (waterproof appreciated)
Mens T-shirts (summer)*
Mens New underwear/boxers (always)*
Bras – all sizes, feminine underwear (NOT CURRENTLY NEEDED)
New Socks – all sizes, wool(warm when wet) and quality cotton (warm when wet) (always)*
Gloves, beanies in basic colors
Scarves (NOT CURRENTLY NEEDED)
Sunglasses (summer)*
Water bottles (summer)*
Disposable hand and toe warmers *HIGH PRIORITY FOR FALL AND WINTER – URGENT NEED Nov/Dec

Other necessities: (waterproof is best)
Sleeping bags with cases (always)*mens
Backpacks *mens
Tents (always)*
Batteries – AA, AAA (winter)*
Emergency Blankets and Rain Ponchos *HIGH PRIORITY FOR FALL AND WINTER
Blankets/ Tarps *HIGH PRIORITY FOR FALL AND WINTER –  URGENT NEED Nov/Dec
Travel-sized sewing kits
Toothpaste and toothbrushes (NOT CURRENTLY NEEDED)
Flashlights
Personal Journals
Mens Warm/Cool pants (always)*
Mens Work/hiking boots* (large sizes useful)
Bus tickets (NOT CURRENTLY NEEDED)
Headphones (NOT CURRENTLY NEEDED)
Dry dog and cat food  (NOT CURRENTLY NEEDED)
Instant Coffee and Emergen- C (individual packages for OUTREACH BACKPACK TEAMS)
Hot Cocoa, Apple Cider  *HIGH PRIORITY FOR FALL AND WINTER –  URGENT NEED Nov/Dec
Instant Oatmeal, (winter)**HIGH PRIORITY FOR FALL AND WINTER –  URGENT NEED Nov/Dec

Bulk / Costco Individually wrapped Items:
Fruit cups and apple sauce **URGENT NEED Nov/Dec and during COVID-19
High-Protein Nutritious snacks (Kind bars and Nutrigrain) **URGENT NEED Nov/Dec and during COVID-19
Nuts and fruit leather, beef sticks and jerky**URGENT NEED Nov/Dec and during COVID-19

Donation Drop-Off Schedule

We are happy to receive items Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5:30pm to 6:15pm@ University Congregation Church – 4515 16thAve NE (@NE 45th), prior to the Teen Feed meal program. Donation contact: Janine at info@teenfeed.org. *call ahead to let the nightly teams know you’re coming. T: 206.229.0813

Need help? We are happy to create something custom for your group, or update you on the latest personal requests for our youth in their jobs, going to school or working for us toward stability as interns! Please reach Janine Kennedy at janine@teenfeed.org or 206.409.1202 for more information