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You’re invited to the Alameda Kitchen Launch and Benefit Party!

IMG_2978We have limited tickets so get them while they last!

About the Alameda Kitchen: Using fresh fruits and vegetables that would otherwise be discarded from farms and distributors due to imperfections, the Alameda Kitchen will create nutritious food products that can be sold to local food businesses and provided at low cost to food insecure communities. The Alameda Kitchen will be housed at Alameda Point Collaborative (APC), a housing community in the city of Alameda for 500 formerly homeless individuals. In the kitchen, we will train, educate, engage, and employ APC residents, the majority of whom are unemployed and living below the poverty line.

After a year of planning, fundraising, and hiring, it’s time to celebrate the launch of the Alameda Kitchen!  We’re having a party, and we’d love for you to attend this special gathering where we’ll celebrate with some of our biggest supporters, advisors, partners, our growing team, and special guest Robert Egger!

We hope you’ll join us to taste food made by our newest team member – Chef Harold – and get a first look at the kitchen! Check out ticket details below and please feel free to share with anyone who you think might be interested in learning more about our kitchen that will reduce waste, create nutritious food, and provide jobs for the formerly homeless!

Date: June 24th
Time: 6:00-9:00pm
Location: Alameda Point Collaborative, 677 West Ranger Ave, Alameda, CA 94501
Tickets: $100 per person

The Launch Party will include:

  • Abundant tastings prepared by Alameda Kitchen Chef Harold, made from cosmetically imperfect food.
  • Free beverages from Alameda-based Rock Wall Winery and Faction Brewing.
  • A silent auction with many prizes donated from local establishments, including cooking classes, baseball tickets, tennis club memberships, and restaurant gift certificates.
  • Guest speaker: Robert Egger* (DC Central Kitchen and LA Kitchen).

*Robert Egger is the founder of DC Central Kitchen and LA Kitchen, and was included in the NonProfit Times list of the “50 Most Powerful and Influential” nonprofit leaders from 2006-2009.  He has been a tremendous inspiration and a dedicated mentor, and we are truly lucky to have him joining us for this celebration!

We hope you’ll join us to taste food made by our new chef using surplus food and get a first look at the kitchen!

Purchase launch party tickets here!

Bid for items in our silent auction here! 

Want to help out the Food Shift team by volunteering for the event? Sign up for a volunteer shift here! 

More details about the evening’s activities including the menu, agenda, and raffle prizes will be updated on this page as they are finalized.

Please share this event on social media and invite anyone you think would be interested in attending. We have provided some sample text below that you can use:


Want to attend a great event to benefit @Food Shift’s Alameda Kitchen? Check out their Launch Party and Benefit at the Alameda Point Collaborative on June 24th. Hear from special guest Robert Egger, taste food made by their new chef using surplus food, and get a first look at the kitchen! Tickets are being sold here:


Join @Food Shift at their launch party + benefit for #AlamedaKitchen on June 24. Special guest Robert Egger! Tix here:

Want to be the first to see @Food Shift’s Alameda Kitchen? Get your tickets to their launch party /benefit here:

Join me & @Food Shift at the launch party for the #Alameda #Kitchen on 6/24. Food, drinks & special guest Rober Egger!


Update: The Alameda Kitchen Launch and Benefit Party was a great success! Check out the highlights here!

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