Herstory

FEEST began in 2008 as part of the King County Food and Fitness Initiative, seeking a community and policy driven approach to reversing health inequities in some of Seattle’s lowest-income and most diverse neighborhoods. We began with just 5 youth and two teaching artists in the bustling community kitchen of Youngstown Cultural Center in Delridge and quickly grew to be a staple of the center. After a number of successful years, including national replication work, FEEST made the strategic decision to move into two local high school sites: Chief Sealth International High School in Delridge and Evergreen Campus in White Center. By moving directly into schools we leveraged the base built at Youngstown to integrate seamlessly into schools for better access to youth.

Partners and Foundation Funders

Partners
White Center Community Development Association (WCCDA)
Highline School District Nutrition Services Department
Seattle Public Schools Nutrition Services Department
YMCA Matt Griffin
Healthy King County Coalition
Communities of Opportunity of King County
City of Seattle Equity and Environment Initiative

Foundation Funders
United Way of King County
Seattle Foundation
Aetna Foundation
Clif Bar Foundation
Funders Collaborative on Youth Organizing
Best Starts for Kids
Pacific Hospital Preservation & Development Authority

Thriving partnerships with collaborators and funders serve to increase the collective impact of youth-led change.

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