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February 10, 2022

For over 20 years, FareStart has helped organizations across the country increase economic mobility for individuals furthest from opportunity and most affected by poverty, homelessness and food insecurity. We have provided training, resources,

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February 7, 2022

Since 2019, we have been supporting farm partners and reducing food waste through FareStart’s volunteer gleaning and harvesting efforts. We began working with new farm partners and purchasing produce from BIPOC-owned farms in 2021. The practice of gleaning helps farmers manage excess crops, control weeds, pests and maintain nutrients in the soil

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February 4, 2022

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis in 2020 – with your generous support and support from Washington State – FareStart has provided 3.9 million meals to our most vulnerable neighbors.

We have partnered with organizations throughout our community to serve meals to youth, adults and families who are low income or

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December 21, 2021

In 2013, Jeff (he/him) graduated from FareStart’s Adult Culinary Program. Today, he is the co-owner of Café Racer in Capitol Hill and hopes to hire FareStart graduates as he expands his team. “As a FareStart graduate I know how valuable having a

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December 15, 2021

When AJ (he/him) enrolled in FareStart’s virtual Adult Culinary Program, he wasn’t sure what to expect. He knew he wanted to learn skills that would help him better understand himself and find a way out of the revolving door of incarceration and job

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December 10, 2021

Happy holidays from everyone at FareStart! We have the privilege of sharing delicious recipes created and prepared from our chefs. The recipe below is from Chef Danielle, who became FareStart’s first female Executive Chef.

This time of the season always seems to be busy in the kitchen. Whether we were creating new, delicious dishes to be enjoyed by FareStart Restaurant guests pre-COVID, or putting together recipes and packaging them for meals during 2020 and 2021, I love that

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November 23, 2021

As the holiday season approaches, we cannot help but reflect on this past year. We are grateful for our community’s steadfast support of our students, graduates, staff and volunteers through our virtual training programs, events like Guest Chef Night at Home and our annual Gala Auction, as well as our pilot community

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November 19, 2021

Daniel (he/him) came to FareStart hoping to establish a routine and set new goals for his life after a period of incarceration and struggling with substance use. The support from FareStart staff and the program’s self-empowerment curriculum helped him to carry out goal setting and personal accountability for the first time in a long time. 

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November 10, 2021

A Letter to Our Community,

I’m writing to share FareStart’s bold path forward -- our 2022-2025 Strategic Plan.

This plan builds upon nearly 30 years of listening, learning and evolving. It also is

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