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Poverty, Power, and What We Can Do About It

Posted in Blog on Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

On June 3rd, 2015, a conference boldly titled “Power to Prosperity: The Power of 9” was held at the David Brower Center in Berkeley. The conference was organized by “Rise Together,” an organization whose mission is to cut poverty in half

Dana Frasz among 2015 Mic50 honorees!

Posted in In the Media on Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Food Shift’s founder Dana Frasz has been selected as an honoree for the inaugural Mic50, which recognizes “the next generation of leaders, innovators, and cultural influencers.” Check out Dana’s profile on the Mic50 website, and get inspired by the work of her

Sweeping French Recommendations for Fighting Food Waste

Posted in Blog on Thursday, June 4th, 2015

In April, French policy makers released a set of proposals to fight against food waste along the chain of production, distribution and consumption. This first comprehensive public policy on food waste calls for more than 30 regulatory and policy measures, including:

SF Chronicle on Food Shift and Ugly Produce

Posted in In the Media on Thursday, May 28th, 2015

This May, the San Francisco Chronicle featured a front-page article about the work Food Shift and fellow environmental organizations are doing to fight food waste and find uses for “cosmetically challenged” produce. Check out the article to read about how restaurants and grocery

“Just Eat It” Screening, June 2 in Berkeley

Posted in Events on Friday, May 22nd, 2015

You Are Invited! On Tuesday, June 2, Food Shift and the San Francisco Green Film Festival will be screening Just Eat It, a film about a couple that sets out to eat only salvaged food for one year,  at the David Brower Center

Unpacking the Reasons for Wasted Food: A Conversation with Dana Frasz and Warren and Betsy Talbot

Posted in In the Media on Friday, March 13th, 2015

Last week, Food Shift founder Dana Frasz was interviewed about wasted food by authors and relationship gurus Warren and Betsy Talbot, who talk about traveling the world and repairing personal relationships through their website and podcast Married with Luggage. Warren and Betsy

Specialty Food Association Features Food Shift’s ‘New Model’

Posted in In the Media on Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Food Shift’s food recovery and waste tracking program with Andronico’s Community Markets is featured on the Specialty Food Association website. Read the full length article here. Chad Solari, the Director of Produce and Floral at Andronico’s Community Markets, remarks upon

Andronico’s Program: Over 44,000 Pounds of Food Collected!

Posted in Blog on Friday, February 13th, 2015

This January, Food Shift launched a program with Andronico’s Community Market, establishing and managing a food donation and waste tracking system for their stores. We saw huge strides towards reducing waste, feeding people, and saving money. Food Shift arranged for

Food Shift Director Speaks in “Waste Not” Premiere Event Panel

Posted in In the Media on Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Food Shift Director Dana Frasz was featured in the documentary “Waste Not,” a student-produced film focused on food and how it’s wasted. Dana also spoke in a panel at the event’s premier in Tacoma, WA in November 2014. Learn more about

Food Shift Featured in the Stanford Social Innovation Review

Posted in In the Media on Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Food Shift Director Dana Frasz was featured in an article about the food waste ban in Massachusetts! Read the full article here.   share:

Food Shift Public Transit Ads Shift Minds About Food Waste

Posted in Blog on Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

  This past May, Food Shift won $50,000 worth of educational advertising space on public transit by popular vote through Facebook. Due to the severity of the drought and its impact on the environment, our food supply, and subsequently the health of our communities,

2014’s Top Eight Accomplishments

Posted in Blog on Saturday, December 13th, 2014

2014 has been a huge year for the movement to end wasted food in the Bay Area and across the nation. Awareness and action are building to keep edible food out of the waste stream. We want to thank you

Gourmet Fare from Centro Community Partners Helps Feed CityTeam Ministries

Posted in Blog on Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Food Shift recovered over 90 pounds of food from Centro Community Partners’ Second Annual Centro Benefit held at Preservation Park and delivered it to CityTeam Ministries in Oakland. Centro Community Partners fosters socioeconomic change in communities by providing business advisory

Feeding the 5000: An Edible, Nutritious, Delicious and Fun Solution!

Posted in Blog on Friday, November 21st, 2014

Oakland’s Feeding the 5,000 was a great success! A dedicated team of community partners and volunteers mobilized to feed thousands of people while inspiring action toward solutions. 11,000 pounds of produce was turned into soup and smoothies and served to

8 Tips to Reduce Your Waste This Thanksgiving

Posted in Blog on Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

The holiday season is rapidly approaching, so let’s remember that while we’re filling our bellies this Thanksgiving, we shouldn’t be filling landfills with perfectly good food! Here are a few tips on how we can move towards a zero waste

You’re Invited to the FARMcurious Holiday Party!

Posted in Blog, Events on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

FARMcurious will be having their annual holiday party from 1-5 pm on Saturday, December 6 at 247 Marlow Drive in Oakland, and all proceeds from ticket sales and their raffle will go to Food Shift! FARMcurious is a company with

Food Shift and ExtraFood.Org Recover Surplus Food from Bioneers Summit Conference

Posted in Blog, Events on Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Among our many events in October, Food Shift partnered with ExtraFood.org to recover food from the Bioneers Summit Conference in San Rafael on October 17-19, 2014.  Bioneers is a nonprofit educational organization that highlights innovative approaches to human and environmental

Gleaned, Foraged, and Recovered: Food at the Zero Food Waste Forum

Posted in Blog, Events on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

  Food Shift recently co-hosted the Zero Food Waste Forum on October 16 and 17 in Berkeley, CA – an event that brought together government agencies, business leaders, industry experts and organizations from across the country to discuss solutions to wasted food. In

Food Shift Links Food Waste and Water Waste Through BART Ads

Posted in Blog on Friday, August 29th, 2014

California is experiencing an off the charts drought, with this past year being the driest in the state’s history. This has caused intense wildfires of unprecedented numbers, resulted in over $800 million in crop loss, put over 17,000 agricultural employees

14,000 Pounds of Food Distributed to Oakland Families through Food Shift’s School Food Recovery Program

Posted in Blog on Friday, August 29th, 2014

Food Shift started a food recovery program with Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) in May 2013, and recovered a total of 14,000 pounds of food. Food Shift expanded the program to 13 different schools where excess edible food was collected from cafeterias and