Just like this pandemic has changed the world, YouthCare has changed the way we’re feeding and caring for youth experiencing homelessness homeless youth in our community. We rose to the occasion from the onset of the pandemic six months ago, ensuring all young people have enough to eat during this unprecedented time. We couldn’t provide food and safety to young people—24 hours a day, seven days a week—without the generous support of our community partners and local restaurants.
We’re taking some time to show our appreciation to our #FoodHeroes—those who showed compassion and generosity during a time when it mattered most.
YouthCare Food Heroes
- Berntsson Porter & Company, PLLC
- Cupcake Royale
- Down to Earth Cuisine
- Essential Water
- Food Lifeline
- Francis Hoffman Circle
- Fulcrum Capital
- Gates Ventures
- Gourmondo (and various female-owned businesses)
- Grand Pere Bakery
- Green Plate Special
- Holy Rosary
- MOD Pizza
- Mary’s Place
- Northwest Harvest
- Off Their Plate
- Operation Sack Lunch
- PakAm Halal Food Initiative
- Resolution to End Homelessness
- SAP Concur
- Saint Brendan Catholic Church
- Seattle Prep Academy
- Shake Shack
- Spice Waala
- Stand Up for Kids
- Starbucks Licensed Stores Team
- Super Six
- That Brown Girl Cooks
- Whole Foods
- World Central Kitchen
- World Market
We hope you’ll consider supporting these incredible restaurants, businesses, and nonprofits where possible!
Here are a few food highlights below!
Our staff preparing a meal at the Orion Center with food made possible by our community:
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In the midst of Coronavirus, it's all the more important for young people to have access to safety, shelter, and nutritious meals. We're doing our best to prioritze safety while keeping our spirits high. Take a look as we cook and prepare lunch for youth experiencing homelesness. As we move to a 24/7 service model for our programs, our food costs and needs are increasing to ensure youth we serve never go hungry throughout the day. To learn more about updates to programming and how you can help during this crisis, visit https://youthcare.org/covid-19/. Thank you!
That day we picked up seventy-seven pounds of nutritious food from Food Lifeline…
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77 pounds of healthy produce, snacks, and baked goods arrived at YouthCare's Orion Center yesterday morning to help us continue keeping young people fed and healthy. In these uncertain times, we feel blessed for partners like @foodlifeline for doing all that they can to help our most vulnerable populations access nutritious food.
When we got a sweet surprise from Cupcake Royale…
Big Mahalo to Super Six for their kindness…
When we got a video tour of a sack lunch from Operation Sack Lunch…
That time we got to visit Green Plate Special‘s beautiful facility…
And when Gourmondo Co. rallied sixteen women-owned businesses from our community to team up and feed youth with over 1,000 meals!
Want to help?
No young person should go hungry in this pandemic. With no clear end in sight, YouthCare is continuing to rely on the generosity of our community to ensure youth in our care have access to nutritious meals. If you’d like to help, you can sign up to deliver a meal, donate snacks from our online wishlist, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re a business or corporate group wanting to help!