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FareStart

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 9 people are interested
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About FareStart: At FareStart, we help people overcome barriers to employment by teaching them work and life skills they need to succeed in the foodservice industry - and in life. Through our restaurants, cafes, catering and programs that provide meals to social services, shelters and schools in the Seattle area, participants in our programs get practical work experience while giving back to their community. FareStart transforms lives, disrupts poverty and nourishes communities through food, life skills and job training.

Overview of Opportunity: Community meals have always been a critical component of FareStart’s mission. Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in early 2020, FareStart has vastly expanded our meal production- creating between 5,000-7,000 meals a day for local homeless shelters, non-profits, senior facilities, schools and more. Including letters in our meals helps bring additional joy to our recipients, many of which are high risk and isolated in their facilities due to the pandemic.

Instructions: This opportunity can be done individually or collaboratively via online meeting software. Volunteers will write and decorate notes that will be incorporated into FareStart meals.

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About FareStart

Location:

700 Virginia St, Seattle, WA 98101, US

Mission Statement

FareStart provides a community that successfully empowers men, women, and families to create new opportunities through food service training, life skills training, and job placement. FareStart is a non-profit, 501-C3 organization.

Description

FareStart is a job training and placement program for homeless and disadvantaged men and women. We provide a 16 week program that includes hands on training, life skills training and job placement and readiness assistance. FareStart has been helping to transform lives for 15 years in Seattle. More than 50% of revenue is self-generated through the businesses of weekday lunch, catering, contract meal service, a cafe, and Thursday evening Guest Chef Night. More info and menus available online: www.farestart.org

Community
Homeless & Housing
Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Drawing

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Volunteers will schedule a date and time with FareStart
  • Volunteers will provide their own materials and mail or deliver letters to FareStart offices.

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