Catalyst Kitchens Blog

FareStart’s Catalyst Kitchens Members Rising to the Occasion Nationwide

We may need to be socially distant, but we are not socially disconnected. Our members, their leadership, their volunteers, and their donors are on the front lines of this crisis to take care of the most vulnerable. 

Creative Solutions to Serve Millions Through COVID-19

April 2, 2021

FareStart and our Catalyst Kitchens members have served as a beacon of hope for communities across the country throughout the COVID-19 crisis over the last year, stepping up to support our most vulnerable neighbors.  We have seen endless innovation and determination from our Catalyst Kitchens net

Taking Culinary Training Online in 2020

December 10, 2020

FareStart’s Catalyst Kitchens network is finding new, innovative ways to train their students during the current crisis.

Feeding the Most Vulnerable with the Kristof Impact Initiative

November 20, 2020

The hunger crisis in the United States is not a new phenomenon. In early 2020, national food insecurity was at its lowest point in over 20 years, a decisive win for those working to bring necessary means to individuals with low incomes. And then, COVID hit.

Helping Students Find Their Potential: Carla Domingo, the 2019 Catalyst for Change Winner

July 29, 2020

When hitting a rough patch in life, a listening ear and compassionate spirit can make all the difference. Meet Carla Domingo, workforce development employment navigator at Forge City Works, a longtime restauranteur turned teacher and counselor for youth and adult culinary training students.

Announcing the Kristof Impact Initiative Grant Recipients!

June 19, 2020

FareStart's Catalyst Kitchens members have produced millions of meals for those hit hardest by the COVID-19 crisis, calling for increased resources and funding to support these efforts. Through the generous support of the Kristof Impact Initiative and long-time funder Focusing Philanthropy, we are excited to announce that we are regranting over 1 million dollars to 36 member organizations to support their hunger relief efforts.