FareStart is a real solution to some of our society’s most pressing challenges—homelessness, joblessness, poverty and hunger.
Our model works because we are both a social service provider, and a social enterprise. We help people, and create value for our community.
But everything we do is fueled by people like you. Each willing to play a part in helping us transform lives.
There are many ways you can be part of the FareStart community.
Volunteer either by yourself or bring a group
Donate cash, stock, or in-kind goods or services
Dine at one of our restaurants or cafes
Use our catering services and venues for a memorable celebration or meeting
Feast at our weekly Guest Chef Night or our other “foodie” events throughout the year
Hire our well trained and motivated graduates
Sponsor our work through your company
Collaborate with us as a food service partner
Connect with us via Twitter (@farestart) or Facebook or Instagram
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“One day, I was going down the elevator and asked how a student’s day was. He responded with a big smile, 'Today’s my birthday and tonight I’m graduating, and right after that, I get custody back of my son.' That tells the story of what FareStart does—what it can do for a person’s life. He had a job to go to. His whole life had come together and he was proud.” - Bonnie Tibbles, Volunteer
“I wholeheartedly believe in what you do and happy to give my hard-earned money to you.” - Joy Patman, Donor & Seattle Public Schools Teacher
"What a wonderful mission and great for us that the food and service is awesome." - Open Table Diner