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February 15, 2021

Written by Tara Vallimont, Youth Barista Program Supervisor and Erika Van Merr, Associate Director of Philanthropy, Corporations & Foundations.

FareStart honors young people who have been instrumental in shaping Black history around the time of the Civil Rights Movement and will be making history moving forward. Youth and young adults were drawn to the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, some engaging as very young children. They continue to be a bold

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February 12, 2021

It has been almost a year since FareStart closed its restaurant and cafes, put in-person programs on hold and pivoted our work to emergency meal production. Through all the obstacles, our team has produced over 2 million meals for our local communities.

I'm reflecting that we are in Black History Month. One year ago we had

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February 9, 2021

Black or African American history is American history. Black history, poetry, art, culture, activism, music, radical ideas, and achievements have been suppressed, distorted and erased for centuries due to constant and pernicious racism and white supremacy in the US. By actively investing in learning, celebrating, and lifting up African American voices and history at FareStart, we challenge anti-blackness and begin to become an organization based in our values of diversity, equity, inclusion

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January 28, 2021

FareStart employee packing meals that will be distributed to those most in need in the greater Seattle area.
Photo by Joshua Lewis

Despite the pandemic, FareStart experienced incredible strength, resiliency and hope in 2020. We witnessed how crisis brings the community together – even in a virtual world. In

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December 22, 2020

Dear Friends of FareStart,

This is a tough holiday season for many. I hope you are staying safe and well and remaining hopeful.

With COVID-19 surging and continuing restrictions taking a toll, more people than ever are struggling to get by. That’s why I’m reaching out to ask for your help.

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December 16, 2020

The holidays may be different this year, but the power of good food to bring joy remains the same. That's why I'm sending this recipe your way. It's one of my favorites!

Enjoy it for yourself and share it with your friends and family.

There was always a culture of food in my family. My grandparents were all

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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 of community,

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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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