Responding to COVID-19
As the effects of COVID-19 continue to spread, many of our most vulnerable neighbors have lost access to food.
FareStart and our Catalyst Kitchens members are producing more than 800,000 emergency meals a week to alleviate hunger in communities locally and across the country.
FareStart is supporting students and graduates through virtual training, job placements, meals, counseling and other services.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, FareStart has provided over 2.5 million emergency meals to organizations across the Seattle area that serve youth, adults and families who are low income or experiencing homelessness.
Emergency meals are going to over 100 sites including Downtown Emergency Services Center, Plymouth Housing, YMCA, Seattle Public Schools and King County COVID-19 isolation and recovery sites.
FareStart and its food partners are maintaining the highest levels of safety following all CDC guidelines including social distancing and enhanced sanitation protocols to ensure people are safe.
We created new virtual job training programs to support adults and youth for the COVID-impacted employment environment.
We’re connecting impacted graduates to employer partners that are actively hiring in the midst of the crisis such as grocery stores and bakeries.
Catalyst Kitchens, FareStart’s national membership and consulting initiative, is supporting over 80 nonprofit members across North America as they navigate COVID-19, and in many cases, pivot to emergency meals. Learn more.