About FEEST

FEEST is the Food Education Empowerment and Sustainability Team!

FEEST is a youth-led improvisational dinner program that engages young people in issues of civic and social justice, food security, cultural expression, systems change and community development.

We envision healthy, equitable communities led by empowered, engaged, and informed people of all ages, races and kinds. We hope youth, people of color and immigrants begin to be viewed as an important and powerful force in the food justice movement.

Mission

FEEST sets the table for young people to transform the health and equity of their community by gathering around food and working towards systems change.

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Currently, FEEST takes place at three schools in the Seattle area and provides a new model for communities nationwide.

Our blog entries are written by youth who attend the program and feature photography and articles by the wonderful FEEST interns and staff.

Please contact info@feestseattle.org for any inquiries.

5 thoughts on “About FEEST

  1. I don’t know if you remember me from last year’s food survey from UW. I wanted to make contact because I have an opportunity for one or two of the teens you may know to participate in a national conference on Sustainability and Minority Outreach next February 2010 in Seattle

    I am seeking the following

    The conference proposal is due shortly and I have had challenges getting touch with teens or young adults who are interested in being on a panel discussing the challenges of participating and feeling part of the green movement and sustainability/smart growth movement.

    It does not have to be very technical, my goal as facilitator is to get a conversation going around community values and how to consider the value and existing community awareness of green practices, how minority and low-income populations face challeneges in participation in this “movement”.

    Your experiences with FEEST and how to outreach to communities of color is very important and I want to see if you or someone you know would like to be on the panel in February of next year?

    Here is the website info: http://www.newpartners.org

  2. [...] FEEST is the Food Education Empowerment and Sustainability Team. It is a youth-run program out of Youngstown Cultural Arts Center . FEEST  youth participants gather every Wednesday at 3:30 PM to kick it in the kitchen, prepare a delicious and healthy  meal, and then eat all together family-style while learning more about food in our communities. At the end of every month, FEEST throws Community Potlucks where people of all ages are invited to share and dialogue with us. FEEST’s blog entries are written by FEEST leaders and feature photography by the wonderful youth and staff.  For more information about FEEST, please visit: http://feestseattle.wordpress.com/about/ [...]

  3. We are organizing a video contest/festival on community food projects. Would someone at FEEST be interested in submitting a video about the program? Information below!

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    Tell your urban food story at the American Community Gardening Association’s first-ever amateur video festival! Storytellers of all ages are invited to submit short (3-minute) videos that tell their personal tales about growing food in backyard gardens, community gardens, urban farms, and other community food projects. Selected participants will have their videos screened at the ACGA 2013 Conference in Seattle, WA. Attendance at the ACGA Conference is not required for those wishing to submit a film. Kids and young adults are especially encouraged to submit videos. Here is the website: http://www.communitygarden.org/conference/film-festival/film-festival.html.

    Submission deadline is July 8, 2013. Read more here. Email communitygardenvideofestival@gmail.com with questions.

  4. Cassandra Hunter says:

    Hi! I’m the TA for the UW Global Health Seminar series and am putting together our Spring lecture series on Urbanization and Global Health. I’d like to wrap up the lecture series by talking about innovative ways that we’re addressing health in King County, and our food sovereignty movement has been a huge part of that approach. Would you be able/willing to participate in a seminar panel on local food sovereignty? It would be a 15-20 minute introduction of your work, followed by q+a. Details are:

    University of Washington Global Health Department – William H Foege Hall
    12:30-1:50, May 17th
    3-4 panel participants – each present for 15 minutes (I’ve spoken with several other organizations to try and achieve a variety of speakers)

    While this is unpaid, seminars include graduate students, faculty, community members, and are recorded and publicly available, providing great exposure for panel participants. If you’re interested in participating, you can contact me at 269-370-5441 or casshunt@uw.edu.

    Thank you so much,
    Cassandra Hunter
    MSW Candidate 2014
    TA – University of Washington Global Health Seminar
    Research Assistant – University of Washington Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems

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