FEEST works for social justice by building the leadership of young people to gain knowledge, hands-on experience, and skills rooted in food justice and community organizing. Through mentorship, training, health education, and community building, they support low income youth and youth of color to work together for a re-imagined community.
"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."
FEEST works with low income youth and youth of color in Seattle to become leaders for healthy food access, food justice and health equity. They 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 leaders for their year-long internship program, which seeks to empower youth to advocate for food justice.