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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: audrey@foodshift.net. 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 Executive Director

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

[New supplies needed!] The Food Shift Kitchen Essential Supplies List

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Posted in Blog on Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

          Every week, an abundance of recovered produce finds its way into The Food Shift Kitchen. It’s important that we’re ready to transform surplus food into nutritious products for the community while providing employment for the formerly

Henrika’s Speech – Life Before & After Encountering The APC

Posted in Blog on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

The first day of February was a significant one for all of us at Food Shift. The 3rdclass of apprentices graduated from the Culinary Employment and Certification Programat The Food Shift Kitchen (TFSK). The program, which began in 2016, equips

Dinner with Andy Fisher: Fighting Hunger with Economic Justice

Posted in Blog on Thursday, June 14th, 2018
Dana and Andy holding up a copy of Andy's book

On Thursday, April 19th The Food Shift Kitchen & Imperfect Produce hosted a special event featuring Andy Fisher, author of Big Hunger: The Unholy Alliance Between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups. Andy is an activist and food justice advocate who

Film Screening of Anthony Bourdain’s “Wasted” plus Panel Discussion ft. Dana Frasz

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized on Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Join us on Thursday April 26th at 7pm for a special film screening of Anthony Bourdain’s film “Wasted! The Story of Food Waste,” plus a panel discussion with local food waste experts. We will engage in conversation about the broader

Food Shift Participates in Food Waste Innovation Field Trip

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized on Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Last Thursday, Food Shift Founder and Director Dana Frasz attended a Food Waste Innovation Field Trip at Imperfect Produce, hosted by ReFED, with the goal of deepening engagement with food waste in the San Francisco Bay Area community of funders.

The Food Shift Kitchen: Catering for Companies that Care

Posted in Blog on Monday, December 18th, 2017

The Food Shift Kitchen delivers great taste with great impact.  Our food services provide jobs for those with barriers to employment, while making the most of fresh ingredients from local suppliers that would have otherwise been wasted. Revenue generated supports our

2017 Year in Review

Posted in Blog on Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Looking back, 2017 has been Food Shift’s most impactful year yet! Behind these numbers are countless relationships, invaluable partners, critical lessons learned, and inspirational stories. Thank you for being a part of our mission to reduce waste, feed the hungry, and