November 9, 2012
Fare Start is a remarkable social invention. By accepting work trainees from off the streets and teaching them a disciplined array of kitchen skills, they are providing job skills for life. By contracting with shelters to provide food for residents, they connect the eating needs of the dispossessed with the food preparation training skills their trainees need. By bringing leading local chefs in to provide weekly fundraising dinners, they provide more sophisticated culinary skills to the trainees and given the chefs and trainees mutual exposure, great for later job hunting. To be in the middle of those kitchens as a volunteer is a special treat, fun every time. Whether cutting up dozens of tear producing onions or helping to produce 750 burritos or delivering and serving meals to shelter residents, it is a remarkably satisfying sense of participating in something really meaningful.
Would you volunteer for this group again?
For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?
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