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October 19, 2022

We talked with Danny Barksdale (he/him), Food Recovery Program Manager, who has been with FareStart for 16 years, about our food recovery work and how it supports food security across Seattle.

So, what is food recovery? Food recovery diverts food from going to waste by collecting unsold, fresh food and upcycling it

September 28, 2022

Jesse (he/him) was initially introduced to the kitchen early in his life when he would observe and assist his mother in making cakes and pies. It was there that he developed an appreciation for cooking.

Though incarcerated at a young age, his passion for food and learning about cooking did not waiver while in prison, in fact, it only

August 25, 2022

July 11, 2022, will go down as a big day in FareStart’s history. After exactly 28 months and eight days without students onsite due to the pandemic, we welcomed back students for in-person training.

It took many months of preparation, but staff was full of joy and excitement when the first seven in-person adult students

August 17, 2022

FareStart remains constant in pursuing our mission to transform lives, nourish communities and disrupt poverty through food, life skills and job training.

Over the first half of 2022, we have stayed the course with our successful virtual programming for both adults and youth. We have also continued to prepare and deliver hundreds of thousands of meals to food insecure

August 5, 2022

We had so much fun at the Annual Amazon Golf Tournament fundraiser! Despite the heat, over 250 golfers, volunteers and staff came out to The Golf Club at Newcastle to raise $215,000 in funds to transform lives and nourish communities. We shared golf tips, meals and stories about how FareStart is helping people change their own lives.

July 18, 2022

Carlin Llorente (he/him) joined FareStart as Chief Program Officer in January. He comes, most recently, from Washington STEM, where as Director of Strategic Partnerships he worked on equitable career pathways across Washington state. Six months into Carlin’s new position at FareStart, he

July 12, 2022

What is a DAF?

A Donor Advised Fund (DAF) is a charitable investment account created with the purpose of supporting charitable organizations you care about. Many philanthropically-minded people have DAFs through large nationals

July 8, 2022

Yusra (she/her) is a bright and motivated young individual. She joined FareStart’s virtual Youth & Young Adult Barista Program’s Job Readiness Track three months ago with the motivation of getting back into school. The program is in partnership with the

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,