Thank you for your interest in FareStart!


Please direct all media inquiries to Stephanie Schoo, Marketing & Communications Director, at or 206.787.1561.

To stay in the know, sign up for FareStart's monthly e-newsletter.

FareStart in the news

Washington & Me: FareStart
MeTV (11/6/2022)

'It's kept me alive': Kent residents rely on free farmers market in Walnut Park
KUOW (9/22/2022)

FareStart hits 5-million meals mark since pandemic struck
Kent Reporter (9/13/2022)

Healthier Together: How to get kids to eat healthy meals
FOX 13 (8/29/2022)

‘It was very triggering’: Seattle-area chefs react to ‘The Bear’
The Seattle Times (7/28/2022)

Episode 761: On the Road - Seattle
The Splendid Table (7/15/2022)

FareStart shares delicious recipe for mac n’ cheese bar
KING 5 (6/20/2022)

Hundreds of Nonprofits Train People to Work in Restaurants. What Happened When COVID Shut the Restaurants Down?
Eater (4/8/2021)

Virtual cooking lessons from Western Washington's best chefs!
KING 5 Evening Magazine (3/24/2021)

FareStart eclipses 2.1M meals prepared during the pandemic
Puget Sound Business Journal (01/19/2021)

With Zoom classes and uncertain jobs, how do you offer restaurant training in a pandemic?
KUOW (12/18/20)

Seattle's FareStart makes 1.5 million meals for people in need
KING 5 Evening Magazine (11/18/2020)

FareStart helps students find jobs beyond the food industry
KUOW (10/30/2020)

FareStart providing hundreds of thousands of meals to those in need
KING 5 (7/7/2020)

How restaurants can embrace diversity and inclusion in the wake of the Black Lives Matter resurgence
Nation's Restaurant News (6/18/2020)

Wayne Johnson Teaches Cooking As Transformation
Zagat (6/16/2020)

'We've got this Seattle': Puget Sound groups, communities come together to fight COVID-19
SeattlePI (5/28/2020)

How creative thinking helped Seattle flatten the curve
National Geographic (5/13/2020)

Local non-profit ramps up operations and donates 330,000 meals in 2 months
KING 5 (5/8/2020)

Comfort food: Efforts large and small feed communities in need
Puget Sound Sound Business Journal (5/7/2020)

Here’s How You Can Change Lives in the Pandemic
New York Times (4/25/2020)

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, here’s how Seattle’s FareStart is massively upping its game to feed those newly in need
Seattle Times (4/22/20)

Seattle’s best chefs on their favorite junk food and how they’re holding up during the coronavirus crisis
Seattle Times (4/16/2020)

FareStart ramps up efforts to provide emergency meals to those in need
KOMO News (4/13/2020)

FareStart ramps up efforts to provide emergency meals to those in need
Seattle Refined (4/13/2020)

He crawled out of homelessness. Now he's struggling to stop coronavirus from knocking him back down
KUOW (4/10/2020)

Seattle-based nonprofit provides 80,000 meals for people in quarantine, shelters
Seattle PI (4/7/20)

Nonprofit FareStart Makes Meals for Those in Quarantine and Isolation Due to COVID-19
Eater Seattle (3/24/2020)

All In Seattle effort to help nonprofits, aid agencies during coronavirus crisis raises $27 million
The Seattle Times (3/23/2020)

A regional solution to homelessness is long overdue. Ask those on the front lines
Crosscut (12/16/2019)

Shared Harvest for FareStart
Discover South Lake Union (9/24/2019)

Mission Impossible Burger: A food writer raised on beef taste-tests the hot new faux meat
The Seattle Times (9/12/2019)

Meals with a Mission
Discover South Lake Union (7/30/2019)

This Seattle culinary program helps people get out of homelessness
KUOW (6/26/2019)

MOD Pizza plans new customer experience at flagship Pioneer Square store
Puget Sound Business Journal (5/13/2019)

FareStart CEO Angela Dunleavy-Stowell Serves Job Skills to Seattle’s Homeless
Seattle Met (4/23/2019)

FareStart tackles homelessness by teaching culinary skills
King 5 News (3/28/2019)

Seattle’s James Beard–Winning Restaurants
Seattle Met (3/5/2019)

Outlook 2019: What Seattle's newest CEOs expect for the year to come
Puget Sound Business Journal (1/18/2019)

FareStart CEO Angela Stowell hopes to put herself out of a job
Puget Sound Business Journal (12/12/2018)

Seattle Restaurateur Angela Stowell Starts a New Career Path
KUOW (10/4/2018)

Angela Stowell's New Food-Centric Gig Presents an Entirely Different Menu
Seattle Business Magazine (September 2018)

National summit explores the importance of culinary training
The Chronicle, Winston-Salem (9/13/2018)

Nonprofits join forces to fight poverty with food
Spectrum News (9/5/2018)

Angela Stowell is the new CEO of Seattle’s FareStart
The Seattle Times (7/11/2018)

Angela Stowell Is the New CEO of FareStart
Seattle Met (7/11/2018)

Three Considerations To Make Before Choosing To Strengthen Your Nonprofit With Social Enterprise
Forbes (6/28/2018)

An apprenticeship at Maslow's by FareStart is the second chance many need
Seattle Refined (5/2/2018)

A Fair Start
Edible Seattle (3/28/2018)

PattiPayne: New programs prep students for jobs; Hamilton and the dancing queens
Puget Sound Business Journal (2/23/2018)

Dine with a Purpose at Maslow's by FareStart
King 5 Evening Magazine (12/4/2017)

Do some good and spend time at Maslow's by FareStart
The Seattle Times (11/22/2017)

FareStart Turns 25 with a New Cookbook and Major Expansion
The Stranger (11/6/2017)

FareStart's Newest Digs
Discover South Lake Union (10/18/2017)

How Amazon's Nonstop Growth Is Creating a Brand New Seattle
Fast Company (8/24/2017)

Job Growth Contributes to Uncommonly Strong U.S. Economic Picture
The Wall Street Journal (8/4/2017)

Amazon has a heart, and it's Community Table from FareStart
The Seattle Times (8/4/2017)

Amazon promises to match $1M in revenue as FareStart opens 5 new restaurants in partnership
GeekWire (7/18/2017)

Amazon to match up to $1 million in donations, revenue earned by FareStart as new restaurants open
The Seattle Times (7/18/2017)

The cost of success: Seattle's boom has been a bust for some
The Seattle Times (7/13/2017)

#SeaHomeless: As housing prices soar, tech sector steps up efforts to ease homeless crisis
GeekWire (6/28/2017)

These Food-Based Programs Help Turn Lives Around
Thrillist (6/13/2017)

Amazon plus FareStart equals love: 5 new South Lake Union restaurants announced
The Seattle Times (6/8/2017)

5 New FareStart Restaurants Set For South Lake Union With Help From Amazon
Seattle Magazine (6/8/2017)

Nonprofit FareStart Unveils Its Amazon Expansions in July
Eater Seattle (6/8/2017)

FareStart's five new Amazon eateries now have names and will open next month
Puget Sound Business Journal (6/8/2017)

Master chef Jacques Pépin in Seattle: ‘I’m not crazy about marshmallows’
The Seattle Times (5/3/2017)

Culinary superstar Jacques Pépin is coming to Seattle to celebrate a new partnership with FareStart
The Seattle Times (4/7/2017)

FareStart CEO Megan Karch can't wait to go out of business
Puget Sound Business Journal (3/15/2017)

FareStart partners with Amazon to transform homeless lives
New Day Northwest (2/27/2017)

Amazon's Massive Donation Enables FareStart Expansion
Eater Seattle (2/27/2017)

FareStart Gets Big Boost From Amazon
Seattle Met Magazine (2/21/2017)

Amazon Steps Up To The Plate, Adds Resources For Culinary Training Program
Forbes (2/16/2017)

Amazon donates space, equipment for five new FareStart eateries
Seattle Times (2/16/2017)

Nonprofit FareStart to get 5 new locations for eateries, cafe with Amazon's help
Puget Sound Business Journal (2/16/2017)

A Fair Start with Food
Social Enterprise Alliance (9/21/2016)

FareStart receives $32K from Whole Foods to support culinary job training
Puget Sound Business Journal (7/8/2016)

Good Eats: Culinary arts training adds flavor to reentry program
American Correctional Association (7/8/2016)

From prison to goat cheese bruschetta
Washington State Department of Corrections (6/28/2016)

Seattle cafe gives youths a FareStart
KING-5 Evening (5/3/2016)

Give Big works to raise $20 million for nonprofits
KING-5 (5/3/2016)

Support grows for helping ex-prisoners become productive neighbors
Jerry Large, Seattle Times (4/27/2016)

Local legend 'Chef Wayne' plus FareStart: Great combo for training homeless for restaurant work
Bethany Jean Clement, Seattle Times (3/2/2016)

Is There a More Inspiring Restaurant Than This?
Kathryn Robinson, Seattle Met (2/11/2016)

Chinese Comfort Food: Soothes the Soul and Helps the Community
New Day Northwest, KING 5 (8/24/2015)

Free Meals Provide a Lifeline to Seattle-Area Kids
Kira Weiner, Parent Map (8/11/2015)

FareStart Expands to Pacific Tower's Health-care Campus
Coral Garnick, The Seattle Times (6/4/2014)

10 Best Foodie Spots in Seattle
Harriet Baskas, USA Today (3/12/2014)

What happened on Thanksgiving's 'Top Chef Seattle'
Rebekah Denn, The Seattle Times (11/21/2012)

The Food Establishment: 70 Power Players in the Seattle Food World
Allison Austin Scheff & Rebekah Denn, Seattle Magazine (4/1/2012)

FareStart, Seattle Nonprofit, Celebrates 20 Years Of Rehabilitating Homeless People, Addicts Through Cooking
Associated Press (8/3/2012)

FareStart Gets Financial Boost in Effort to Go National
Puget Sound Business Journal (6/18/2012)

Homeless Learn to Feed the Hungry
The Huffington Post (9/30/2011)

Teaching the Homeless to Feed the Hungry: Seattle’s FareStart Spreads its Mission Nationally
Associated Press (9/1/2011)

Former FareStart Student Excels and Shows the Value of Hiring a Graduate
Sound Advisor (4/14/2011)

James Beard Award Interview
KIRO-TV (3/21/2011)

FareStart Earns James Beard Award
Becky Monk, Puget Sound Business Journal (3/17/2011) 

Fact Sheet

FareStart Fact Sheet (PDF)

Press Releases

FareStart Provides 5 Millionth Meal Since the Start of the COVID-19 Pandemic (9/12/2022)

FareStart Launches “Guest Chef Night at Home” Virtual Event Series (2/25/2021)

FareStart Partners with Seattle Seahawks, First & Goal Hospitality, Taylor Hoang Restaurants and MOD Pizza to Each Provide Emergency Meals During COVID-19 Pandemic (4/13/2020)

FareStart Restaurant Reopens (5/1/2019)

FareStart Restaurant to Temporarily Close During April for Refresh (3/7/2019) (PDF)

FareStart Launches Campaign with $1 Million Match from Amazon (11/15/2018) (PDF)

FareStart Names Angela Stowell As Its Next CEO (7/11/2018) (PDF)

FareStart Expands and Amazon $1MM Match (7/18/2017) (PDF)

New FareStart Eateries to Open on Amazon Campus by Late July (6/8/2017) (PDF)

FareStart & Jacques Pépin Foundation Partner to Transform Lives (3/7/2017) (PDF)

FareStart and Amazon Cook-up New Foodservice Job Training Program (2/16/2017) (PDF)

Wayne Johnson Named FareStart's Executive Chef (2/18/2016) (PDF)

FareStart Receives Funding from Federal Government's Social Innovation Fund and the Venture Philanthropy Organization REDF (2/8/2016) (PDF)

FareStart Signs Lease at Pacific Tower as Part of Five-Year Strategic Growth Plan to Double Services and Impact (6/3/2014) (PDF)

FareStart’s National Effort Reaches Major Milestone, Welcomes 50th Organization to its Member Network (1/2/2014) (PDF)

FareStart Spotlights

Part Three: A Model of a Long Term Solution (February 2017) (PDF)

Part Two: FareStart and Homeless Prevention (September 2016) (PDF)

Part One: On Poverty and Homelessness: What Works? (April 2016) (PDF)