Since 1992, FareStart has provided culinary training and employment to people with barriers to employment. They know poverty is a perpetual cycle—especially for people who are homeless, in recovery, or previously incarcerated. For these populations, finding and keeping a job is a huge struggle. FareStart helps people overcome the barriers to employment by developing the work and life skills they need to have lifelong careers. Based in Seattle, WA, FareStart operates a lunch restaurant and two cafes, catering, and contract meal production, fueled by the talent and hard work of their students.