May 23, 2023

Youth and young adults ages 15 ½-24 in our Barista & Customer Service Program Job Readiness Pathway have returned to in-person training, three years after the COVID pandemic forced a shift to online-only

May 16, 2023

Please join us in welcoming longtime executive nonprofit leader Patrick D’Amelio (he/him) as our new Chief Executive Officer.

Patrick brings nearly 30 years of nonprofit leadership experience to FareStart. His vast experience, skillsets and leadership approach will be an incredible asset in FareStart’

May 4, 2023

Dear FareStart Community,

Today, we announced that we are scaling back our workforce by 20% and saying goodbye to dedicated members of our team in the process. The majority of impacted staff members were part of our prepared meals team, an area of our work that has been reduced as pandemic-related emergency funding has declined.

This was an extremely difficult decision that we were saddened to make, and one that wouldn’t have been made unless we felt it was absolutely necessary

December 1, 2022

Dear FareStart Community,

This letter is a bittersweet one to write, as FareStart is such a special place, not only for our students and the greater community but also for me personally.

Today, we shared with staff that I will be stepping down as chief executive officer in January 2023 to take on the chief executive officer role at Gourmondo, a Pacific Northwest food company and FareStart community partner. I will continue to work closely with FareStart, transitioning to the

October 21, 2022

We talked with Danny Barksdale (he/him), Food Recovery Program Manager, who has been with FareStart for 16 years, about our food recovery work and how it supports food security across Seattle.

So, what is food recovery? Food recovery diverts food from going to waste by collecting unsold, fresh food and upcycling it

August 25, 2022

July 11, 2022, will go down as a big day in FareStart’s history. After exactly 28 months and eight days without students onsite due to the pandemic, we welcomed back students for in-person training.

It took many months of preparation, but staff was full of joy and excitement when the first seven in-person adult students

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.

July 18, 2022

Carlin Llorente (he/him) joined FareStart as Chief Program Officer in January. He comes, most recently, from Washington STEM, where as Director of Strategic Partnerships he worked on equitable career pathways across Washington state. Six months into Carlin’s new position at FareStart, he

July 12, 2022

What is a DAF?

A Donor Advised Fund (DAF) is a charitable investment account created with the purpose of supporting charitable organizations you care about. Many philanthropically-minded people have DAFs through large nationals

July 6, 2022

Shortly after the pandemic hit in March 2020, FareStart quickly repurposed our former Maslow’s restaurant in South Lake Union to ramp up production of community meals, serving shelters, supportive housing programs, child care centers, schools and more.

The space required some workarounds: pushing together dining tables to create work surfaces, navigating around booth seating, working in a narrower than ideal kitchen and carting supplies across the room to stock our meal-prep stations