Feeding Our Community

Providing delicious nutritious meals to our community’s most vulnerable citizens


Hot, healthy meals for social service programs and schools.

Since 1992 we have prepared 6.5 million meals for schools, healthcare centers, shelters, Head Start programs, and daycare centers.

We are developing relationships with local farms to ensure a ready supply of the freshest ingredients.

Our program is designed with your program’s unique needs in mind, and we serve 365 days a year.

Too many people living in poverty have a diet of processed foods, and rarely get a warm meal. Together we can change that. We prepare and deliver more than 3,000 hot meals every day to social service programs and schools around the Puget Sound.

 

Email Community Meals or call  (206) 267-7619.  If are already a client and need support, call our Client Support Team at (206) 787-1519, or use the same email.

Community Meals

FareStart can offer your organization meals that are both high in nutrition and flavor. Providing nourishment for the body and mind. Every day FareStart produces hot, well-balanced meals for low-income people at 15 locations in the area, such as shelters, health care facilities, transitional housing programs and hospice centers.

View a typical Community Meals Menu

School Meals

The children at your school or childcare center deserve the best. While many kid-focused meal programs offer processed food, FareStart provides healthy nutritious cuisine that kids love. Each meal is painstakingly created by our chefs, from scratch, with the dietary needs—and “special tastes”—of kids in mind, including allergen free and vegetarian options.

view our current school Meals Menu

Eliminating Waste

Much of the high quality food we use in our Community Meals program is collected from “short shelf life” inventory through our Food Recovery Program.

Creating Value

All the revenue we receive from the Community Meals and Kids Meals programs goes directly back into job training & social service programs for our students.

Transforming Lives

Programs like these help our students develop critical job and life skills they need to build a new future. They also offer a real opportunity to give back to the community.

Customer Reviews
"FareStart does a great job of exposing the kids to new foods and using veggies in delicious ways. The cauliflower mac 'n cheese is always a big hit!" - Shannon, Teacher at University Temple Children's School
"FareStart menu items are fresh, culturally diverse, and seasonal. We appreciate that FareStart supports local growers and their cooks are willing to listen to ideas and suggestions for new items." - South Seattle Community College Preschool
"Over the past 17 years of working with FareStart, they have maintained an exceptional menu and service. We are proud to be partners with FareStart." - Denise Louie Educational Center
"We love the FareStart lunch program. As a mom, I love knowing that my son will get a nutritious, tasty, warm meal. It encourages him to try new foods and makes my life much easier not having to pack a lunch". - Deb, West Seattle Montessori