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.

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