A group of students enjoy a Thanksgiving meal last year at the 2018 Federal Way Young Life feast. Photo courtesy of Bryenna Marshall

A group of students enjoy a Thanksgiving meal last year at the 2018 Federal Way Young Life feast. Photo courtesy of Bryenna Marshall

Federal Way Young Life to host 15th annual Thanksgiving feast for local teens

Thanksgiving dinner will be held Monday, Nov. 25 at Federal Way High School.

Federal Way Young Life is putting the spirit of giving into action next week.

High schoolers from throughout Federal Way are invited to a full Thanksgiving feast filled with friends and fun at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25 at Federal Way High School.

Federal Way Young Life has been hosting the annual Thanksgiving event for high schoolers for more than 15 years.

What once started in a family’s home with 40 teens and adult leaders has now grown to hosting the event at Federal Way High School with over 200 kids in attendance and the dedicated work of more than 40 volunteers donating and serving food.

“We love all kids, and desire to walk together with them sharing how valued they are and to remind them they are not alone,” according to Todd Zern, area director for FWYL. “… If you think about it, one of the simplest things we can do is sharing a meal with one another… passing food around the table, sharing stories, laughing out loud, and growing together as friends. We understand not every kid is able to experience a meal like Thanksgiving, and we are honored to provide such an experience to our young high school friends in Federal Way.”

Federal Way Young Life and WyldLife clubs connect with hundreds of high schoolers through weekly clubs at Federal Way High School, Todd Beamer High School, Decatur High School, Thomas Jefferson High School, The Truman Campus, Lakota Middle School and Sequoyah Middle School.

Those interested in donating a dish or volunteering at the event can sign up online, or reach out to Federal Way Young Life at 253-946-5902 or email at fwyounglife@gmail.com.




Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@federalwaymirror.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.federalwaymirror.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

Federal Way Young Life to host 15th annual Thanksgiving feast for local teens

More in News

Blotter
Man tied up, kidnapped near Gateway Center | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Nov. 18-23

Sage Viniconis is a career performing artist in King County who’s been out of work and seeking creative outlets during the COVID-19 pandemic. Courtesy photo/Sage Viniconis
Puget Sound artists adapt creativity, and business sense, to pandemic

Artists Sunday is an online directory that connects artists across the county, state and nation.

File photo
Snow Lake, located near Snoqualmie Pass in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
Washington releases new forest plan

It outlines ways the state will protect and maintain forest health.

World Vision Corporate Engagement Director Samantha King, left, and Chip-in Founder Gerald Smiley pause for a photo while providing turkeys, fresh food kits, PPE and school supplies to more than 300 local families at Federal Way High School on Nov. 23. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
Fundraiser leads to 300 turkeys for Federal Way families

Former MLB player, World Vision partner to provide turkeys, resources

King County Council has nine members who each represent a district. Courtesy of kingcounty.gov
King County Council passes $12.59 billion biennial budget

King County Council on Nov. 17 passed a $12.59 billion biennial budget… Continue reading

Blotter
Victims robbed at gunpoint over iPhone sale | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Nov. 11-17

Seven cities in South King County have a contract with the SCORE (South Correctional Entity) jail in Des Moines. Courtesy photo
Federal Way considers returning to SCORE jail

After departure finalized in Jan.2020, new possible contract city agreement would result in three inmate beds for approximately $128 per day.

Federal Way City Council member Linda Kochmar. Photo courtesy city of Federal Way
Councilmember Kochmar wins 2020 Elected Women of Excellence Award

Award given by the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL)

Most Read