Programs

October 10, 2019

Watch the video one of our inspiring Adult Culinary graduates, Dani. She reminds us every day of what all of us working together can achieve. Dani told us about her journey from treatment to FareStart to a management

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October 7, 2019

Chef Laura poses in front of the FareStart Restaurant grill.Chef Laura was showing a student how to get the grill prepared for the fish dish they were prepping and held up a finger to ask for a minute. She made sure he understood and then sat at the community table in the FareStart Restaurant.

“Thanks for waiting,” she said. She turned

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October 7, 2019

It was another incredible Gala event as the FareStart community of donors, volunteers and supporters celebrated the accomplishments of our students and apprentices in style. Because of the overwhelming support, our participants can continue with their journey towards a brighter future.

The FareStart community raised over $2

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October 4, 2019

“I was on the street for almost five years,” David said. “In March of 2018, I had another serious heart attack. That was nearly it for me. But I knew that I had more to give. I couldn’t let that be it for me.”

David was

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August 29, 2019

Youth intern prepares sandwiches during the summer program.

Our youth programs, Youth & Young Adult Barista and Youth Culinary, give young people a chance to choose their own path. Our students are facing poverty, homelessness and other barriers in their lives and have specific needs that

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August 26, 2019

Joel couldn’t keep a smile off his face as he started talking about his experience at FareStart. He graduated in February of 2019 and has been working ever since.

“I heard about this program from my school,” he said. “I heard that I can learn how to cook, and I love

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July 26, 2019

Louis, a high school student, graduated from FareStart’s Youth Culinary Program this spring even though he had an extra challenge other students didn’t have – Louis was the one and only student in the morning cohort, as his would-be classmates had dropped out of the program.

The 8-week training program is usually made up of

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June 28, 2019

Homelessness isn’t just a state of being without a place to live, it often means isolation, loss of family and friends and trauma. People experiencing homelessness or poverty can become stuck in survival mode and things like self-care or tomorrow get set on the back burner. Getting back to a place where they can think about doing more

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June 28, 2019

Josh had experience in the food industry, but he knew he needed something more than that to get to where he wanted to be.

“I worked at this Italian restaurant,” he said. “It was a tourist place near Mount Rushmore. I also worked at this fusion Japanese place too, but I wanted something more. I wanted to challenge myself.”

Josh

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June 28, 2019

“Without FareStart, I’d still be a tumbleweed. I didn’t have a foundation on which to build, but Life Skills class taught me about having a power team and staying in my own lane.”

For many of our students, enrolling at FareStart is a way to pause, reflect and reset. Some are coming in from incarceration while others are fighting homelessness

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