FareStart: “Great Food, Better Lives.


Providing real solutions to poverty, homelessness and hunger

FareStart has been helping people transform their lives through food for over 25 years — one person, one job and one community at a time.

People in poverty struggle to escape the cycle they are in and often face other compounding barriers to getting and keeping a job. At FareStart, We help people overcome those barriers 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.

We work closely with local restaurants to develop programs that provide the skills most needed in the industry. This collaboration ensures that our program participants have jobs available to them when they graduate. But it is their hard work and talent that helps more than 90 percent of FareStart adult culinary graduates land good jobs within 90 days of completing the program.

By investing in people and building community, we transform homelessness, hunger and poverty into human potential.”


FareStart has a carefully-chosen wishlist of gifts-in-kind for the aid of its students.

About Lauren Williams

Me, Lauren Williams, Certified Professional Organizer®: I'm a professional organizer who works in homes, home businesses and also small businesses. I'm a NYC native who's spent time in Philadelphia, Palo Alto, Baltimore and now Seattle. All great places, but NYC will always be home, and Seattle will be where I now stay. I help you think outside of the box to get something into the box.