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August 4, 2021

Billy came to FareStart hoping to begin a new chapter in his life. After learning about FareStart’s Adult Culinary Program during a time when he was experiencing incarceration, he enrolled as soon as he was eligible to gain the tools the program had to offer, including life skills and job training. 

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August 4, 2021

According to the Seattle Times, "... Food bank staff and public health officials predict it will take households several years to recover from food insecurity made worse by the economic instability of the pandemic. As federally funded programs for economic recovery draw to a close, experts

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July 30, 2021

Amaya’s love for cooking and trying new things in the kitchen drew her to FareStart’s Youth Culinary Program in September 2019.

As a teen, Amaya faced a multitude of obstacles, including experiencing homelessness and health challenges. Amaya’s strength through challenging times pushed her not to stall, but to

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July 29, 2021

As 2021 progresses, FareStart reflects on our continued effort to navigate the impacts of the global pandemic and the road toward an equitable recovery. Reducing hunger and food insecurity, creating pathways toward economic mobility and advancing racial equity remain key priorities.

Thanks to your ongoing support and partnership, we will continue to move closer toward

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July 20, 2021

Alyssa (she/her) started the Youth Culinary Program in November 2019 with the desire to learn culinary techniques and receive job preparedness training. After transferring high schools and struggling to adjust to her new

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June 29, 2021

Trish is FareStart’s first graduate of both the on-site adult training program and the virtual training program, the latter of which began as a response to the pandemic.

Trish began the Adult Culinary Program hoping to gain many of the tools the program had to offer. She had recently moved from Oklahoma, where she had experienced

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May 28, 2021

Over the past year, Marcus Bryant has faced one unprecedented challenge after another since joining FareStart as chief people and inclusion officer in late March 2020, shortly after COVID-19 hit. The pandemic upended FareStart as we knew it. We shut down our restaurant, cafes and catering, put all training on pause,  reorganized

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April 27, 2021


FareStart's 2021 Strategic Priorities

Dear FareStart Community,

From navigating a global pandemic to the continued fight for racial justice, this past year has been

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March 25, 2021

Amazon has supported FareStart in so many ways for so long, it’s hard to list them all. From one year to the next, they’ve stepped up and deepened their commitment to our mission: transforming lives, disrupting poverty, and nourishing communities through food, life skills and job training. To continue our mission critical work, Amazon is donating $250,000 to help expand

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February 15, 2021

Written by Tara Vallimont, Youth Barista Program Supervisor and Erika Van Merr, Associate Director of Philanthropy, Corporations & Foundations.

FareStart honors young people who have been instrumental in shaping Black history around the time of the Civil Rights Movement and will be making history moving forward. Youth and young adults were drawn to the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, some engaging as very young children. They continue to be a bold

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