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Farestart has Helped a Lot of Homeless People

Now you can help Farestart.

By Kathryn Robinson October 4, 2010

Heard of Pepsi Refresh grants? Pepsi is giving away $1.3 million in grants every month in 2010 to nonprofit organizations that are making a positive impact in the world.

Seattle’s own Farestart is up for one…worth $250k. Your vote this month could help get ’em there.

You know FareStart, the culinary job training and placement program for homeless and disadvantaged individuals. Through its restaurant and kitchen services FareStart has provided opportunities for over 3,500 people to reboot their lives, while also serving over 4 million meals to hungry people.

Not to mention keeping downtowners in tasty lunches and Thursday night guest-chef dinners—the biggest foodie thrill in town—for the last 18 years.

If it can snag this grant, Farestart will have the means to launch a national network of similar organizations. Together they can access greater resources and magnify the impact of culinary job training nationwide.

The two nonprofits (out of hundreds) with the highest votes will walk away with the $250,000 grants. So go ahead, vote here, right now. Then again tomorrow…and the next day after that…

Because “vote early and often” isn’t just a winking tagline in this election. You’re invited to vote for a given candidate once a day til the voting ends October 31.

Spread the word…at this point the leaderboard ranks saving the world’s oldest wooden rollercoaster, in Florida, as the leader in the $250,000 category. Really.

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