Food Empowerment Education and Sustainability Team (FEEST)
FEEST empowers low income youth and youth of color in White Center and Delridge to become leaders for healthy food access, food justice and health equity. We organize 40-45 high school youth once a week to cook an improvised dinner using a table full of fresh vegetables from local markets. These community dinners serve as a pipeline to recruit and develop emerging food justice leaders for our year-long internship program. Interns develop and implement campaigns that seek to increase access to healthy foods for students and their families.
We also serve as a national model for youth engagement in addressing health disparities. We have trained leaders and replicated our program in New York, Oakland, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Orleans, and Detroit and developed a 100 page manual to share with trainers.
FEEST is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Our mission is to set the table for young people to transform the health and equity of their community by gathering around food & working towards systems change.
Show FEEST some love!
Youth are in the lead at FEEST because we know that change is not effective unless those most impacted by health inequities are the decision makers. Support youth leadership by donating today, OR sign up for our newsletter to get the latest from FEEST!