2019: A year of new opportunities
In 2019, we focused on our vision, mission and values. We created and expanded partnerships. We refreshed the FareStart Restaurant to enhance training opportunities. We launched our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative. We overcame the February Snowpocalypse and still met our community meals delivery. We made strategic decisions to enhance our training programs for the youth and adults that came through our doors looking to change their lives, and all through the excitement and adaptation, your support was steadfast.
It has been a year of change, growth and new opportunities, but none of that would have been possible without the support of people just like you, the FareStart community.
Thank you for donating, volunteering, dining, hiring FareStart Catering for events and parties, purchasing gift cards and all the other ways you’ve shown your support for FareStart students. Our gala event was a massive success as supporters gave in record numbers and that generosity continued through the end of the year.
When we asked for support for end of year donations, people raised funds on the behalf of FareStart students as FareStart Champions. These champions shared why FareStart was important to them and invited their friends and family to send in support. We also had a record year for in-kind donations and the response to the giving trees was remarkable. It was a wonderful thing to see.
Thank you to all the supporters, partners and guest chefs who made 2019 another successful year for FareStart students. Because of your continued generosity, no matter what form that takes, our training programs and support services have helped more people make real, lasting change for themselves.
We can’t wait to see what 2020 brings.