Food Pathways Program

Learn Skills to Start Your Career

Establish values and goals while training for a new career pathway in meal production.

Learn how to prepare and package meals to feed our community. Enroll now in FareStart’s Food Pathways Program meal production pathway.


Here are some of the ways we’ll help you with your basic needs:

  • Six months of paid training
  • Earn $20/hour, 24-30 hours/week
  • Housing support
  • Case management
  • Technology support including a laptop
  • Meals while training
  • Clothing & hygiene items
  • ORCA card
  • Employment support

Program requirements:

  • 18 + years of age
  • Experiencing homelessness or housing instability
  • Students are expected to remain sober
  • Eligible to work in the United States
  • Fully vaccinated for COVID

Here’s what you'll bring:

You don’t have to be perfect, but you have to give this your best every day. Show up on time. Be willing to learn, stay with the program, and work hard. If you don’t give up, neither will we. 

Our Grads get hired

More than 74% of our adult graduates have jobs within 90 days of finishing the program.

The FareStart Experience

If you are still unsure if the Food Pathways Program is right for you, call one of our intake staff and talk about it. We are available 7:00 to 4:00 Monday – Friday and would be happy to help you. Call us at  206.607.7962 or email us at

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