Programs

June 3, 2019

It’s graduation season and students are getting ready to toss their caps in the air and go off to their summer. Here at FareStart, it is always graduation season. We have weekly graduations for our Adult Culinary students, graduations every couple of months for our Youth Programs

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June 3, 2019

As the summer approaches, we wanted to let you know about a few unique opportunities we have coming up.

Special volunteer opportunity

It is time for gleaning! The season of harvest is starting in June and July and there are great opportunities for families or

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June 3, 2019

Poverty is a complicated issue and when you add the complex needs of youth and young adults into the mix, you need the right expertise to be effective. FareStart’s team of dedicated professionals are specialists in working with youth and young adults, and we partner with organizations

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May 6, 2019

Our Foodservice Apprenticeship Program gives people the skills they need to take the next step in their career. Apprentices learn skills geared towards their chosen pathway – server, line cook, catering cook or catering captain. Along the way, they

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April 25, 2019

Cameka had never been very motivated in school and her attendance reflected this. That is until she heard about FareStart's Youth Culinary Program, operated in partnership with Seattle Public School's Interagency Academy. Being able to earn high school credit and a stipend, while learning new skills,

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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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