November 2, 2023

Our Annual Gala Auction & Dinner held this past Sunday, October 29 at the Seattle Convention Center was a beautiful celebration of student transformations, our vibrant and supportive community and the exciting work that lies ahead. Together we surpassed our goal, raising over $1.8 million to support

August 4, 2023

What better way to spend a sunny Friday in the Pacific Northwest than playing golf and raising funds to support FareStart’s mission?

We gathered at The Golf Club at Newcastle for Amazon’s 22nd

July 25, 2023

A New Era for Transforming Lives

FareStart is at a critical turning point in its history. With new leadership in CEO Patrick D’Amelio, exciting plans in the works, and a renewed focus on transformative job training programs that can grow to serve more students than ever, we are working to build back our organization

June 22, 2023

Did you know that FareStart is more than a nonprofit organization? We’re a nonprofit social enterprise that’s focused on job training and employment. This means that we run social enterprise businesses to generate revenue for our mission and to train people with barriers to employment.

November 9, 2022

­After two years of virtual-only galas, we were excited to welcome back our community to the Seattle Convention Center on Sunday, November 6.  Online guests joined us in the live broadcast. Together we celebrated student transformations, new partnerships and the incredible strides made to increase food security in our communities

August 5, 2022

We had so much fun at the Annual Amazon Golf Tournament fundraiser! Despite the heat, over 250 golfers, volunteers and staff came out to The Golf Club at Newcastle to raise $215,000 in funds to transform lives and nourish communities. We shared golf tips, meals and stories about how FareStart is helping people change their own lives.

October 18, 2021

FareStart’s 29th Annual Gala Auction on Sunday, October 17 was an incredible evening, as we came together as a community to celebrate our mission to transform lives, disrupt poverty and nourish communities through food, life skills and job training. Although we could not be in a room together in person, we felt the love and support

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

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,