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November 20, 2020

For the first time, the FareStart community gathered together virtually on October 18 to celebrate and support our mission at our annual Gala. Although we were not in the same room, the overwhelming support was tangible.

Our deep thanks to our auction committee and all the donors, bidders and viewers (over 1,000!) who made this a true celebration

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November 12, 2020

If you have, we thank you for helping us meet the growing demand for emergency meals and job training in our community and beyond!

If you have yet to give or would like to help more, please consider supporting our mission and work today with your donation.

Your gift can determine how many meals FareStart produces to feed the hungry and food insecure in our community. Every meal matters.

Your gift can determine how many students FareStart

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November 12, 2020

The FareStart Board of Directors is a hardworking volunteer group that guides our organization, making sure our work stays on mission, ensuring that we continue to innovate, and keeping us on sound footing financially. It has been extra challenging to do this work in 2020, and our board members have been key partners to our leadership team in enabling FareStart to respond quickly in the pandemic and resulting business closures and hunger crisis. Their partnership in our dedication to

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November 12, 2020

As most supporters likely know, FareStart reoriented its business operations rapidly in March in response to the COVID-19 crisis. We ramped up our ability to address food insecurity and hunger relief efforts in our local community and in many others through our national Catalyst Kitchens network. All our businesses closed with the exception of our Community Meals Program, which took on thousands of new emergency meals for vulnerable people isolated by the pandemic – youth and adults facing

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August 31, 2020

Imagine if everyone in a position to do so stepped up to the plate to help the nonprofits that are doing critical work at a time of previously unimaginable need. Our communities’ outlooks and prospects could look quite different.

While giving is declining overall in an economic downturn, the

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August 31, 2020

FareStart, along with the rest of the nation, is learning to live with a high degree of uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are mourning losses along with our community and striving to contribute positively every day. We are also looking with hope toward a post-COVID-19 future.

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August 28, 2020

COVID-19 may have put a pause on FareStart’s job training programs, but it also gave staff an opportunity to assess and evolve some of our programming. We caught up with Joan Curvey (affectionately known as Ms. Joan) to talk about our new Self-Empowerment classes, a critical part of our Adult Culinary

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July 7, 2020

FareStart has helped over 60 students and graduates find employment with numerous employers in the Seattle area since COVID-19 put their training or previous jobs on hold. The steady paychecks are not only helping people meet their basic needs, they’re fueling a renewed sense of purpose, determination, and hope at a

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June 22, 2020

Silah (she/her) graduated from FareStart’s Adult Culinary Program in 2015 and the Apprenticeship Program in 2018. Her dream is to open a soup kitchen where people in need could volunteer alongside her, learn how to cook and gain a sense of purpose and accomplishment.

I was new to Seattle, living in a

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June 5, 2020

This spring, we hired nearly two dozen FareStart graduates to help us meet the growing need for emergency meals in our community. They have been primarily graduates of our Adult Culinary Program, a few graduates of our Foodservice Apprenticeship Program, and in one case, a young woman who is a graduate of

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