Feeding Our Community

Providing delicious nutritious meals to our community’s most vulnerable citizens
Hot, healthy meals for social service programs and schools.

Since 1992, we have prepared over 18 million meals for schools, healthcare centers, shelters and daycare centers.

We are developing relationships with local farms to ensure a ready supply of the freshest ingredients.

Our program is designed with your program’s unique needs in mind, and we serve 365 days a year.

Too many people living in poverty have a diet of processed foods and rarely get a warm meal. Together we can change that. We prepare and deliver thousands of meals nearly every day to social service programs and schools around the Puget Sound.


Email Community Meals or call  206.267.7619.  If you are already a client and need support, call our Client Support Team at 206.787.1519, or use the same email.

Community Meals

FareStart can offer your organization meals that are both high in nutrition and flavor. Providing nourishment for the body and mind. Every day FareStart produces hot, well-balanced meals for low-income people at 19 locations in the area, such as shelters, healthcare facilities, transitional housing programs and hospice centers.

View a typical Community Meals Menu

School Meals

The children at your school or childcare center deserve the best. While many kid-focused meal programs offer processed food, FareStart provides healthy nutritious cuisine that kids love. Each meal is painstakingly created by our chefs, from scratch, with the dietary needs—and “special tastes”—of kids in mind, including allergen-free and vegetarian options.

view our current school Meals Menu

Eliminating Waste

Much of the high quality food we use in our Community Meals program is collected from “short shelf life” inventory through our Food Recovery Program.

Creating Value

All the revenue we receive from the Community Meals and Kids Meals programs goes directly back into job training & social service programs for our students.

Transforming Lives

Programs like these help our students develop critical job and life skills they need to build a new future. They also offer a real opportunity to give back to the community.

Customer Reviews
"FareStart does a great job of exposing the kids to new foods and using veggies in delicious ways. The cauliflower mac 'n cheese is always a big hit!" - Shannon, Teacher at University Temple Children's School
"FareStart menu items are fresh, culturally diverse, and seasonal. We appreciate that FareStart supports local growers and their cooks are willing to listen to ideas and suggestions for new items." - South Seattle Community College Preschool