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Food Shift is hiring the next Chef & Culinary Educator!

Posted in Blog, Job Opportunities, Newsletter on Thursday, March 12th, 2020

Chef & Culinary Educator Job Description  Position: Chef & Culinary Educator Reports to: Executive Director Salary:  45K – 48K Commensurate with experience  Hours: May vary depending on training schedule: currently, Monday through Thursday on-site, remotely on Fridays. Status: Full-time, Salaried,

Founder Farewell: A Letter from Dana Frasz

Posted in Articles, Blog, In the Media, Newsletter on Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

Dear Food Shift Community,  It’s time to say farewell and thank you for an incredible eight years. Leading this organization has been the most challenging and rewarding experience of my life. So many hands, hearts, and minds helped to meld

Dana’s Interview with Food Tank

Posted in Blog on Monday, November 18th, 2019

As some of her final words as Executive Director, Dana spoke with Food Tank about the issue of hunger and Food Shift’s past, present, and future.  “Hunger is not about food—hunger is a symptom. Hunger is about wages, power, and the

Thank You Intellitonic!

Posted in Blog on Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Our friends at Intellitonic have graciously donated $250!  We are so grateful for their support and would love to share a bit about them. “We are overjoyed to be able to support FoodShift in their evolving journey to decrease food

Rob Greenfield’s Request

Posted in Articles, Blog, In the Media, Newsletter on Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Rob Greenfield knows all about saving food from waste – he dove into more than two thousand dumpsters across the United States to demonstrate how nearly half of all food in the U.S. is wasted while 50 million (1 in

Kitchen Apprenticeship Opportunity: Food Shift & OPIC Culinary Training

Posted in Blog, Events, Job Opportunities on Friday, October 25th, 2019

Food Shift and the Oakland Private Industry Council (OPIC) have partnered to offer a paid culinary training program.  Learn how to cook healthy meals, gain career skills, and feed the community.  The Food Shift Kitchen and OPIC are offering a 3-month hands-on

Chef Tu David Phu’s Call to Action

Posted in Blog, Events, In the Media on Thursday, October 24th, 2019

“If you ain’t investing in your community and helping people out, you really ain’t doing anything.” – Chef Tu Real talk! We couldn’t have said it better. A love for people and a drive to build resilience in our community are at the

A Message from Advisor Robert Egger

Posted in Blog, Events, In the Media on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

We are so excited that longtime Food Shift advisor Robert Egger will join our December 14th holiday party as a special guest speaker. Robert is a nonprofit leader, author, speaker and activist, and he will speak to the power and potential of Food

Fundraising and Outreach Volunteer

Posted in Blog, Job Opportunities on Thursday, October 10th, 2019

Food Shift is looking for an energetic, social media savvy, highly organized, and collaborative individual to help us carry out a successful crowdfunding campaign. This person will work closely with Food Shift’s other crowdfunding interns to support the campaign. The

Volunteer Opportunity: Social Media Volunteer

Posted in Blog, Job Opportunities on Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Day to Day Responsibilities:  Use Buffer to manage content flow and scheduled release.  Post or schedule 1-2 posts to Facebook every week day, and have at least 1 post scheduled to drop over the weekend.  Post or schedule 1-3 Tweets

Call for Kitchen Supplies Donations!

Posted in Blog on Monday, September 9th, 2019

We’ve been churning out food in The Food Shift Kitchen, and we need a re-stock on some key supplies. Can you donate any of the following items? CONTACT: If you don’t have the item itself, we also appreciate monetary

Volunteer Opportunity: Webmaster

Posted in Blog, Job Opportunities on Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Summary Food Shift is looking for an independent and enthusiastic person to join our volunteer team to provide web support. Some of the common tasks involved include custom template creation, implementing new features on the site alongside the design team,

The Future of Food Shift: A Letter from Our Founder

Posted in Articles, Blog, In the Media, Newsletter on Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

Dear Food Shift Community, After dedicating much of my life over the past eight years to Food Shift, I want you to be among the first to know of my decision to transition out of my role as Executive Director

Stories from the Kitchen: Meet Our Kitchen Apprentices

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Posted in Articles, Blog, Newsletter on Thursday, June 6th, 2019

CeCe CeCe joined the The Food Shift Kitchen apprenticeship because she decided it was high time to get more familiar with an actual kitchen. She had always loved to eat, yet even as a single mom she had never really

Food Shift culinary program graduate, Anthony

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Posted in Blog, Uncategorized on Friday, March 22nd, 2019

Uplifting and inspiring visit today from Food Shift culinary program graduate, Anthony. He is now working 2 part-time jobs, saving money for the first time and going to school! We talked about how he feels and what he’s learning and he

Auctioned Persian Dinner a Success!

Posted in Blog on Monday, March 11th, 2019

A group of 8 friends and supporters enjoyed a fun, family-style Persian buffet at the home of a Food Shift volunteer in early March, an offering that went to the highest bidder at the silent auction portion of Food Shift’s

Ribollita – an easy stew using leftovers for dinner

Posted in Articles, Blog, Recipes, Uncategorized on Monday, February 4th, 2019

At Food Shift our efforts are focused on recovering good food that would otherwise be wasted. We know that Americans throw away an estimated 25% of the food they bring home, so we’d like to start sharing some inspiring recipes to

Food Shift’s Job Training Program Changes Lives for Formerly Homeless Apprentices

Posted in Articles, Blog on Friday, December 21st, 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, we are happy to share some inspiring success stories from The Food Shift Kitchen, our social enterprise that provides culinary workforce training and employment to jobless adults while rescuing food and feeding the community.

Food Shift Featured in Sustainable Oakland Report

Posted in Blog, In the Media on Monday, October 29th, 2018

Food Shift is honored to be featured alongside other successful community projects in the Sustainable Oakland Report for 2016-2017! Food Shift is listed under the “Sustainable Consumption and Production” section. We at Food Shift wholeheartedly agree with the report’s statement

Check it out! Food Shift’s mid-year impact

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized on Monday, July 23rd, 2018

2018 has been Food Shift’s biggest year yet! Just halfway through the year we have already surpassed last year’s numbers. This is only possible through the network or supporters and partners that have supported Food Shift every step of the

A Note from Food Shift on COVID-19

An update on Food Shift's response to COVID-19: for the people, by the people, and with the people.