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November 13, 2019

Dear FareStart Supporters,

Earlier this year when FareStart leadership began a new five-year strategic planning process, we knew that we could not look toward the future without first firmly anchoring ourselves in our organization’s purpose. This meant reflecting deeply on our vision, mission and values, which serve as key guardrails for

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October 30, 2019

Do you love FareStart? Do you want to do more to support FareStart? Are you a donor? Are you a diner or a volunteer? This holiday season you can help us raise awareness and financial support for student programs. We have a fun, easy way to engage you

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October 30, 2019

Adult Culinary Program students work hard on both their knife skills and on themselves while they’re at FareStart. One of the important tools for self-work is a gratitude journal.

During life skills classes, students fill out a grateful sheet. The first three

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October 10, 2019

Watch the video one of our inspiring Adult Culinary graduates, Dani. She reminds us every day of what all of us working together can achieve. Dani told us about her journey from treatment to FareStart to a management

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October 7, 2019

Chef Laura poses in front of the FareStart Restaurant grill.Chef Laura was showing a student how to get the grill prepared for the fish dish they were prepping and held up a finger to ask for a minute. She made sure he understood and then sat at the community table in the FareStart Restaurant.

“Thanks for waiting,” she said. She turned

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October 7, 2019

It was another incredible Gala event as the FareStart community of donors, volunteers and supporters celebrated the accomplishments of our students and apprentices in style. Because of the overwhelming support, our participants can continue with their journey towards a brighter future.

The FareStart community raised over $2

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October 4, 2019

“I was on the street for almost five years,” David said. “In March of 2018, I had another serious heart attack. That was nearly it for me. But I knew that I had more to give. I couldn’t let that be it for me.”

David was

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August 29, 2019

Youth intern prepares sandwiches during the summer program.

Our youth programs, Youth & Young Adult Barista and Youth Culinary, give young people a chance to choose their own path. Our students are facing poverty, homelessness and other barriers in their lives and have specific needs that

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August 26, 2019

Joel couldn’t keep a smile off his face as he started talking about his experience at FareStart. He graduated in February of 2019 and has been working ever since.

“I heard about this program from my school,” he said. “I heard that I can learn how to cook, and I love

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August 26, 2019

Every Monday is back to school at FareStart because new students start training each week.

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