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Phone: 206-443-1233
700 Virginia Street
Washington 98101

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Target demographics: Homeless and disadvantaged adults; homeless and at-risk youth.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Approx. 800

Geographic areas served: Puget Sound

Programs: FareStart adult training program; Barista Training and Education program for homelss and at-risk youth; Catalyst Kitchens national network of food service social enterprise organizations.

FareStart provides a community that transforms lives by empowering homeless and disadvantaged men, women, and families to achieve self-sufficiency through life skills, job training, and employment in the food service industry.
We rebuild lives, reconnect families and strengthen our diverse community. - We experience the power of contributing, the gift of giving and the joy of helping through preparing and serving meals to our community. - We build a self-sustaining organization through businesses that provide hands-on experience for students, financial support for our program, and a place for our community to grow. - We nourish our community by collaborating with our partners to put an end to homelessness, one human being at a time. - We empower each individual to achieve his or her highest potential by restoring hope, giving respect, nurturing self-confidence, granting trust, and creating opportunity.
The following values help us measure the appropriateness of our decisions. - ACCEPTANCE. Build relationships based on the belief that the past informs but does not dictate the future. - RESPECT. Hold unconditional positive regard for each other, treating all with respect and dignity. - OPENNESS. Provide an environment of open communication, honesty, acceptance and personal responsibility. - COLLABORATION. Contribute positively to strengthen the organization and the community through collaboration and innovation. - SUSTAINABILITY. Recognize that sound financial management and accountability are essential to the long-term health and sustainability of FareStart.
Since 1992, FareStart has helped to transform more than 6,000 lives, and has served more than 5 million meals.

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I have been volunteering with FareStart in Seattle for about 6 years now. The community that revolves around this organization is top notch! Everyone is so friendly and there only for the right reasons - to help the student programs that FareStart provides. I am very passionate about FareStart and ... more »
I've had the honor of eating at FareStart, donating to FareStart, and working with their incredible development team during my time in Seattle, and I can't recommend the organization enough. FareStart touches lives in our community in a way that no other organization does, and the constructive ... more »
I love volunteering here! They are positively impacting lives here in Seattle... more »
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