Community Outreach

In support of the LDEI vision, and as leaders in the community our Community Outreach Committee seeks to lend time and talent support to important projects and work of neighboring non-profit organizations. Currently our efforts are channeled to enhancing the success of FareStart and Jubilee Women's Center

FareStart is a culinary job training and placement program for homeless and disadvantaged individuals. Since 1992, FareStart has provided opportunities for nearly 7,000 people to transform their lives, while also serving over 6 million meals to disadvantaged people in our community.

Guest Chef Night: Every Thursday night, a different Guest Chef works with the students to prepare a three-course meal at the FareStart Restaurant. Guest Chef Night has been called "Seattle's best food lover’s event," and for just $29.95 it's one of the city’s best values. Community volunteers serve our guests who enjoy great food in support of FareStart and our students. A very special part of the evening is their student graduation. FareStart’s culinary training is based on a rolling 16-week schedule and each week we have an average of 3 students graduate. At 7 p.m., they introduce these students and celebrate their accomplishments. Once a year the Seattle Chapter hosts Guest Chef Night!  

Jubilee Women's Center:

Jubilee Women’s Center supports women experiencing poverty to build stable and fulfilling futures, one extraordinary woman at a time. Led by the guiding principle that all women deserve respect and dignity, Jubilee’s programs and services help women make permanent life changes.

Since our founding in 1983, Jubilee Women’s Center has transformed the lives of over a thousand homeless and low-income women by providing safe, affordable and supportive community housing and educational resources to empower each woman to become financially independently, regardless of her circumstances.Connect with established programs (culinary organizations promoting global connections).

Throughout the year Seattle Dames teach cooking classes at Jubilee. 

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