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July 6, 2022

Shortly after the pandemic hit in March 2020, FareStart quickly repurposed our former Maslow’s restaurant in South Lake Union to ramp up production of community meals, serving shelters, supportive housing programs, child care centers, schools and more.

The space required some workarounds: pushing together dining tables to create work surfaces, navigating around booth seating, working in a narrower than ideal kitchen and carting supplies across the room to stock our meal-prep stations

June 28, 2022

FareStart meals deliver for supportive housing residents

Three days a week, vans full of healthy sack lunches pull up to Pat Williams Apartments and other Plymouth Housing locations across Seattle, home to 1,200 people making the transition from homelessness to safe, stable,

May 10, 2022

Sarah (she/her) found FareStart after being unexpectedly fired from a job she loved. “It was pretty traumatic. I didn’t know what I was going to do. I found FareStart online and filled out an application. When I heard it was a job training program, that seemed like a perfect fit for where I was at. I didn’t really know where I was going to head

April 19, 2022

Markia (she/her) was trying to figure out how to get back to her old self after fracturing her ankle, dislocating her knee and searching for a new job, all while being a single parent. Feeling she was falling deep into depression, Markia had a challenging time getting out of bed because of the stress and obstacles in her life.

When the

April 15, 2022

A Letter to Our Community,

The last couple of years have brought immense challenges and opportunities to FareStart, our community and the world around us. As we turn yet another corner in the pandemic, there remains extensive collective work to do to recover, rebuild and

March 17, 2022

2021 was another challenging year, but we have so much to be grateful for and celebrate. We dreamed big and, with the support of the community, accomplished many of our goals despite the prolonged challenges of the pandemic

March 10, 2022

After being out of the workforce for a decade, Jack (he/him) began applying and interviewing for jobs while in FareStart’s virtual Adult Culinary Program. After he completed the program, it did not take him long to secure a machinery operator position at

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,

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

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