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August 31, 2020

FareStart, along with the rest of the nation, is learning to live with a high degree of uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are mourning losses along with our community and striving to contribute positively every day. We are also looking with hope toward a post-COVID-19 future.

August 28, 2020

COVID-19 may have put a pause on FareStart’s job training programs, but it also gave staff an opportunity to assess and evolve some of our programming. We caught up with Joan Curvey (affectionately known as Ms. Joan) to talk about our new Self-Empowerment classes, a critical part of our Adult Culinary

July 7, 2020

FareStart has helped over 60 students and graduates find employment with numerous employers in the Seattle area since COVID-19 put their training or previous jobs on hold. The steady paychecks are not only helping people meet their basic needs, they’re fueling a renewed sense of purpose, determination, and hope at a

June 22, 2020

Silah (she/her) graduated from FareStart’s Adult Culinary Program in 2015 and the Apprenticeship Program in 2018. Her dream is to open a soup kitchen where people in need could volunteer alongside her, learn how to cook and gain a sense of purpose and accomplishment.

I was new to Seattle, living in a

June 5, 2020

This spring, we hired nearly two dozen FareStart graduates to help us meet the growing need for emergency meals in our community. They have been primarily graduates of our Adult Culinary Program, a few graduates of our Foodservice Apprenticeship Program, and in one case, a young woman who is a graduate of

June 1, 2020

Dear FareStart Community,

The tragic murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery – along with the many other African Americans who have lost their lives due to police action – have laid bare the gaping wounds of racial injustice that have existed in our community and our country for generations. Our fellow citizens are hurting and the Black community is shouldering the pain and grief of hundreds of years of systemic racism and racialized violence.

Like the rest of

April 30, 2020

Do you have a Donor Advised Fund (DAF)?  If so, you are one of a very important group of people who can do something of vital importance for our nation in the COVID-19 crisis.  The contributions to your DAF account are in place and waiting to be used as a life ring to non-profits and those they serve who are hardest hit by the pandemic.

April 24, 2020

Image Credit: DC Central Kitchen

Across the country, members of FareStart’s Catalyst Kitchens network are nimbly adapting to the quickly evolving challenges that COVID-19 has presented to their communities.

Catalyst Kitchens (CK), FareStart’s national membership and consulting

April 17, 2020

The day COVID-19 forced a pause in our job training programs, FareStart made a promise to continue supporting our students during this unprecedented crisis. And we have and we will — for as long as it takes, because we are committed as ever to investing in people and building community to transform

April 9, 2020

Day by day, FareStart is making steady progress as we work to scale up our kitchens to produce up to 15,000 emergency meals per day — 600% more than our usual volume. All of our kitchens are buzzing with activity, as staff nimbly adapt to changes in protocols to protect everyone’s health and safety while providing nutritious