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July 20, 2023







CONTENT WARNING: FareStart graduate Corey’s powerful story, written in his own words, includes references to gun violence and suicide that might distress some readers.

June 22, 2023

Did you know that FareStart is more than a nonprofit organization? We’re a nonprofit social enterprise that’s focused on job training and employment. This means that we run social enterprise businesses to generate revenue for our mission and to train people with barriers to employment.

June 21, 2023

Charles’ (he/him) aunt had been encouraging him to come to Seattle and apply to FareStart for years, but it wasn’t until he passed out from heat stroke on a job in Dallas and spent a month in the hospital that he realized he needed to make a change. He took his last $500, bought a ticket to Seattle and applied to one of

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

April 7, 2023

Our volunteers' commitment to our mission adds action to the belief that we can create positive change in the world. In 2022, over 1,000 volunteers donated 6,500 hours of service to FareStart at an estimated value of over $162,900! 

As we celebrate National Volunteer Appreciation Month, we want to take some time to introduce you to a few FareStart volunteers who have inspired us with their commitment to our work this past year. 

First up

March 28, 2023

Nick is the Manager of Common Grounds Café and Catering, part of Manna on Main Street in Lansdale, PA. In addition to running the day-to-day operations at the café, Nick is also

March 15, 2023

Michael’s career path took a decidedly positive turn last summer, when he joined the first group of students welcomed back into our kitchens for in-person job training since the pandemic began.

For the first several weeks, training focused on empowerment and employment

March 9, 2023

Thousands of King County residents on the path to housing stability are experiencing lower stress and food-related anxiety and better nutritional health because of the freshly prepared meals that FareStart delivers to their