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July 24, 2019

Every day, FareStart Adult Culinary students prepare meals for our community. We deliver those meals to shelters, healthcare facilities, transitional housing programs and hospice centers - and we rely on volunteers to help!

The summer months can be challenging, so

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July 23, 2019

FareStart began a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiative this winter based on conversations going back for several years about how to best serve students and create a strong sense of belonging for anyone who walks through our doors. This initiative is being facilitated by JustLead

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July 22, 2019

New mural by local artists Dozfy and Kate Reingold.So much daily magic happens in the FareStart Restaurant. Students get experience working in a fast-paced kitchen, from prep to pantry to the dish pit to the hotline. There are weddings, parties and meetings where guests enjoy beautiful food that is the product of student training in

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July 2, 2019

Yield: 24 (serving size: 1 teaspoon)

Fresh basil can add such a hit of flavor to so many things: soups, grilled chicken, panini, or a fresh tomato and mozzarella salad. If you've found fragrant, fresh basil, or have grown your own, use it in this oil. 

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, tightly
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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

We take a holistic approach to working with our students. We know that someone can’t learn and make real changes in their lives if they are hungry, struggling with substance issues with no support or don’t have a safe place to stay. That’s why our social service specialists work

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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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June 27, 2019

Ben poses with his fellow graduates of the Foodservice Apprenticeship program. Ben (on the far right) poses with his fellow graduates of the Foodservice Apprenticeship Program. 

Ben spent the last few years as a kitchen manager at a local charity. He had learned his cooking skills on the job and was helping

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June 12, 2019

This year at the 19th Annual Amazon Golf Tournament Benefiting FareStart, we saw a sasquatch, two storm troopers, and nearly two hundred and fifty golfers committed to getting under par while supporting our work. Together we raised over $247,000 to

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