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October 6, 2021

In 2018, FareStart began the journey to deepen our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) with the intention of being an organization that makes decisions that will create an equitable and just world. Our journey continues and the role of data to support

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October 5, 2021

FareStart’s mission and vision remain constant. How we do some of our work to promote personal stability and economic mobility for those we serve is changing.

COVID-19 has changed everyone’s lives. The effects of it and its variants are far reaching and will continue to pose challenges.

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September 1, 2021

FareStart believes that every individual deserves the opportunity to thrive in an equitable and just world. We remain committed to anti-racism and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). FareStart is taking steps in all areas of the organization to ensure our culture reflects these values and that we are

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August 4, 2021

According to the Seattle Times, "... Food bank staff and public health officials predict it will take households several years to recover from food insecurity made worse by the economic instability of the pandemic. As federally funded programs for economic recovery draw to a close, experts

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May 28, 2021

Over the past year, Marcus Bryant has faced one unprecedented challenge after another since joining FareStart as chief people and inclusion officer in late March 2020, shortly after COVID-19 hit. The pandemic upended FareStart as we knew it. We shut down our restaurant, cafes and catering, put all training on pause,  reorganized

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April 23, 2021


FareStart's 2021 Strategic Priorities

Dear FareStart Community,

From navigating a global pandemic to the continued fight for racial justice, this past year has been

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March 25, 2021

Amazon has supported FareStart in so many ways for so long, it’s hard to list them all. From one year to the next, they’ve stepped up and deepened their commitment to our mission: transforming lives, disrupting poverty, and nourishing communities through food, life skills and job training. To continue our mission critical work, Amazon is donating $250,000 to help expand

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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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