FareStart is a culinary job training and placement program for homeless and disadvantaged individuals. Since 1992, FareStart has provided opportunities for nearly 7,000 people to transform their lives, while also serving over 6 million meals to disadvantaged men, women, and children.
Photo courtesy of Joe Mabel
FareStart has signed a lease with the Washington State Dept. of Commerce for space at the iconic Pacific Tower, located atop Seattle’s Beacon Hill. The lease, which includes 10,000 square feet of space across the first and second floors, is part of FareStart’s new five year strategic growth plan aimed at more than doubling the number of individuals served through the organization’s job training programs.
FareStart will officially occupy the new space September 1. The Pacific Tower facilities will operate in tandem with the organization’s current location at 700 Virginia Street, home of the FareStart Restaurant and the well-known weekly Guest Chef Night dinner series.
Learn more about the annoucement in the Seattle Times and read the press release here!
Thanks to all who attended our June 5th Guest Chef Spectacular event at Showbox SoDo! It was a grand celebration of the talented chefs, restaurants and other food industry partners that support FareStart’s training programs throughout the year. And, thanks to the generosity of all involved, $94,700 was raised to support our job training programs! A very special thank you to our event sponsors: Charlie's Produce, Sysco, Nestle Waters, Outerwall, Seattle Met and Seattle Weekly—and to all of the volunteers who helped make the event such a success. Click here to read more about the event!