Programs

March 27, 2019

Tennessee holds up an auction item at our annual gala event.The FareStart Adult Culinary Program is a place for people to take an honest look at the direction they are going and make a decision to move forward out of poverty, homelessness or hopelessness. No one exemplifies that reset and pivot

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March 27, 2019

Ian, a Youth Culinary graduate, talked about his experience going through the program and how the experience has changed how he looks at his future.

He first heard about the program from his school and although he was a little hesitant, he needed to do something, his

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March 22, 2019

Cory applied to FareStart’s Adult Culinary Program while still incarcerated at Coyote Ridge Corrections Center. Once training in our kitchens, he had to work through setbacks and challenges but was always willing to learn. He got a job halfway through the 16-week program, and worked part-time while completing his training. He successfully graduated

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March 1, 2019

At FareStart, we are dedicated to serving and delivering nutritious, delicious meals to our community’s most vulnerable citizens through our Community Meals Program. We haven’t missed a day of deliveries in over 26 years and “Snowpocalypse 2019” was no exception. Because of the hard work of our students, chefs, volunteers and a business

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March 1, 2019

“FareStart has changed my outlook on life,” Jeff said. “I’ve learned that you always have to be stepping forward.”

Jeff remembers the moment he decided that he needed to make a real investment in his future – when he was incarcerated. 

“I just had to do something positive,” he said. “I was in this situation and I was going to make

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January 28, 2019

Hieu graduated from the Foodservice Apprenticeship Program by FareStart
Hieu sat at a table, near Rise by FareStart, in her Foodservice Apprenticeship uniform. She was eager to talk and read more...
January 3, 2019

“I always look at the purpose of something so that I don’t get lost in the minutia of work. I think about why I’m here and focus on providing a great experience to customers. Then everything falls into place.”

Brian is always trying to learn more. He recently graduated from the FareStart Foodservice Apprenticeship Program

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January 3, 2019

“When I found out that I could go to school, do this program, get paid for it and earn school credits at the same time I knew it was a good program. I get here an hour early because I love it so much.” - Lexi

 

Youth in the FareStart Youth Culinary program have complicated lives and barriers to overcome.

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December 3, 2018

Rob was living on the streets with nothing but a duffel bag and a tarp after he was released from incarceration. He went to every resource center he could find to try and better his situation, but when he found FareStart he was housed within the same day as his interview.

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November 20, 2018

FareStart Youth Programs, FareStart does change livesJess was 17 when she had to make a choice. Her mother had recently passed away and her father struggled with alcohol abuse. So, she stayed with friends moving from couch to couch while still trying to graduate from high school.

“My father made me feel like I was

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