Catalyst Kitchens by FareStart

A thriving alliance of over 80 member organizations working to end joblessness, poverty and hunger.

Since 2011, the Catalyst Kitchens network has provided over 97.8 million meals to communities across North America.

Placed over 15,800 individuals experiencing barriers to employment in jobs.

One person, one job, one community at a time.

In 2010 FareStart’s board of directors decided to fund a unique team of social impact entrepreneurs to help incubate, launch and scale food-service social enterprises based on the FareStart model. It was a bold initiative at the time, and it has surpassed our most ambitious expectations.

Through corporate partnerships and grants we are able to provide critical resources to create FareStart-style organizations in underserved places.

Members are able to accelerate their impact by sharing best practices with each other, and help with real-time problem solving of issues any member faces.

The Catalyst Kitchens team launched Catalyst Consulting to provide tools, training and program advice so social service organizations can develop their own social enterprises—ensuring they are more effective and more sustainable.

The hybrid social service/social enterprise model of the Catalyst Kitchens alliance is providing real solutions to joblessness, poverty and hunger.

Through local action in communities across North America, Catalyst Kitchens is creating a movement that proves progress can be made on some of society's most difficult challenges.

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