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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

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

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

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. 

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

October 29, 2021

Since graduating FareStart’s Youth & Young Adult Barista Program in 2013, Jeremy (he/him) worked hard to get his GED, became a certified sailing instructor, passed his captain’s license, coached a high school sailing team, went to college for

October 21, 2021

Over the past 20 years, FareStart’s Youth & Young Adult Barista Program has helped more than 1,000 young people access job training and assisted in over 600 job placements in customer service with local retail, food service, coffee shops and other businesses.

Early in October, FareStart combined its Youth Culinary

October 20, 2021

FareStart’s 29th Annual Gala Auction on Sunday, October 17 was an incredible evening, as we came together as a community to celebrate our mission to transform lives, disrupt poverty and nourish communities through food, life skills and job training. Although we could not be in a room together in person, we felt the love and support

October 18, 2021

Donna (she/her) entered FareStart’s Adult Culinary Program during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and is a graduate from one of the first fully virtual cohorts. After experiencing the loss of her son, as well as a period of homelessness and addiction, Donna came to FareStart

October 13, 2021

With fall quickly approaching, I wanted to share one of my favorite recipes with you! I love the smell of pumpkins roasting in the oven and sautéing fresh spices on the stove top on a chilly fall day. It reminds me of the comfort that food brings to a home and how it brings people together.

As we head into the