Late last year, Angela Stowell left her post on top of Ethan Stowell Restaurants, one of Seattle’s most successful restaurant groups, to become CEO of another one.
Her destination was FareStart, a nonprofit restaurant group that’s been helping disadvantaged Seattleites for 25 years by providing solutions to poverty.
“I really wanted to find a way to pivot this lifelong career I’d had in restaurants into a greater opportunity to give back to the community,” Stowell said. She helped build Ethan Stowell Restaurants with her husband for more than a decade.
Lately, she and FareStart have been trying to chip away at the region’s homelessness crisis by training people below the poverty line for jobs in the restaurant industry. More than 12,000 people were sleeping on King County streets at last count, according to the annual Count Us In survey.
Learn more about FareStart in our interview with Stowell. Or help out by dining at a FareStart restaurant or cafe. All of the profits help fund its training programs.
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