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Congratulations Farestart! 2011 James Beard Humanitarian of the Year
May 23, 2011, 9:39 am
Filed under: Culanthropy, Good Food in Action

Our warmest congratulations to FareStart, the non-profit organization recently named 2011 James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year. Their efforts in creating culinary job training and placement opportunities for homeless and disadvantaged individuals is truly inspirational.

They are always looking for cooks in their contract kitchen. Volunteer today!

From the Farestart website:

“The James Beard Humanitarian award is a fantastic honor that we at FareStart are humbled to receive,” commented FareStart Executive Director, Megan Karch, who accepted the award from presenters Tom Douglas and Chris Canlis at the awards ceremony at Lincoln Center in New York City on May 9. “It has always been our mission to empower homeless and disadvantaged individuals while creating nourishing and excellent food. To be recognized by the food industry is not only exciting, it’s a confirmation of something we’ve known all along — the power of community. For nearly 20 years, FareStart has provided opportunities for more than 5,000 people to transform their lives through culinary job training and placement. By awarding us with this prestigious distinction, it is clear that the James Beard Foundation understands the transformative and community-building power of food.”

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