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Volunteer with Food Shift… In the Kitchen!

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized on Friday, March 24th, 2017

The Food Shift Kitchen, located at the Alameda Point Collaborative (APC)  is up and running, and we have been busy transforming surplus produce into delicious food for the Alameda Food Bank, City Team Ministries, and  events including the Oakland Earth

Welcome The Food Shift Kitchen’s new chef Terrell Brunet!

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Posted in Blog on Monday, February 27th, 2017
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We welcome a new chef and culinary educator to The Food Shift Kitchen, where reducing waste and creating opportunity is at the heart of it all. Terrell Brunet is a southern gentleman with a French-Creole heritage that can be traced

Food Shift’s 2016 highlights – thank you for making all of it possible!

Posted in Blog on Thursday, December 29th, 2016
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As Food Shift enters our 6th year, I want to first and foremost thank you for all the ways you have supported our work. I’m pleased to share with you some highlights from this past year that you helped make possible: Over

Taste the love: Alameda Kitchen soup nourishes Oakland residents

Posted in Blog on Thursday, December 29th, 2016
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For the past five years, Food Shift has been tackling wasted food and hunger through advocacy and collaborative programs around the Bay Area.  Thank you for believing in our work. In 2016, your support helped us launch the Alameda Kitchen

Reflections on the impact of the Alameda Kitchen program

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Posted in Blog on Thursday, December 29th, 2016
Guiselle prepares fruit for dehydration in the Alameda Kitchen - one of many skills she learned in the program.

Scraping leftovers into the trash, tossing out unused and ugly produce, and rarely utilizing her freezer for storage, Guiselle Reyna says in hindsight, “I didn’t realize how much food I wasted until interning with Food Shift’s Alameda Kitchen!” Prior to

Food Shift selected for REDF’s national social enterprise for jobs accelerator!

Posted in Blog on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

For nearly 20 years, REDF has helped build the field of employment social enterprise by providing grants and specialized advisory services to a portfolio of social enterprises. In 2011, REDF launched the Social Enterprise for Jobs network – SE4Jobs –

JOB: Part Time Administrative and Operations Coordinator

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Posted in Blog on Thursday, October 27th, 2016
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Reports to: Food Shift Director Salary: $15 hourly wage, DOE Hours: 16 Summary: The Administrative and Operations Coordinator is responsible for the internal operations and administrative functioning of the organization. She/he will report to the Director, and work closely with

Alameda Kitchen Graduates its First Class

Posted in Blog on Tuesday, October 11th, 2016
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The Alameda Kitchen concluded its first class last Wednesday, October 5th. Our first three-month program was a growing experience for everyone involved. We were inspired by the tenacity and passion the on-the-job trainees (OJTs) brought to their work and encouraged by

Soup-rise! The next phase of the Alameda Kitchen.

Posted in Blog, Events on Friday, August 26th, 2016
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Food Shift’s newest project, the Alameda Kitchen has been training and employing residents at the Alameda Point Collaborative for over a month, and we’re excited to announce we are now starting to distribute the yummy soup and creative sides they’re making!

Thank You, Supporters of the Alameda Kitchen!

Posted in Blog on Thursday, July 28th, 2016
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We are so grateful to all of the individuals, organizations, and businesses, who contributed to the successful launch of the Alameda Kitchen. Altamont Education Advisory Board and Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund helped to fund much of this endeavor and we are thrilled to have

Alameda Kitchen Supplies Wish List

Posted in Blog on Friday, July 8th, 2016
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Having recently launched the Alameda Kitchen, a new initiative that will transform surplus food into nutritious products for the community while providing employment for the formerly homeless, we are now in need of some key supplies! We’re aiming to be

Highlights from the Alameda Kitchen Launch Party!

Posted in Blog on Thursday, June 30th, 2016
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What an incredible evening! Thank you to all our wonderful guests for helping us celebrate the  launch of our new kitchen, in partnership with Alameda Point Collaborative! We captured some special moments from throughout the event, as well as some

Reduce and Recover: Save Food for People Conference featuring Dana Frasz on June 28-29 2016

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized on Friday, June 3rd, 2016
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Save the date and join us on June 28 & 29 at Harvard Law School for the Reduce and Recover: Save Food for People conference in Cambridge, MA. This action oriented conference will bring together entrepreneurs and policy makers to

Volunteers Needed for the Alameda Kitchen Launch!

Posted in Blog on Friday, June 3rd, 2016
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The Food Shift team is gearing up for the launch of the Alameda Kitchen in July, and our launch party for the kitchen is on June 24th. We need LOTS of volunteers to help us on the 24th and in

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

Posted in Blog on Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
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We 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

Food Shift VISTA Testimonials

Posted in Blog on Friday, May 13th, 2016
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Hanna Morris: Food Shift VISTA 2014-2015: “Being a VISTA at Food Shift provided me with an incredible introduction into the nonprofit world.  I was able to learn about so many parts of managing a nonprofit, from grant-writing to volunteer coordination

Job Opportunity: Communications and Outreach Coordinator

Posted in Blog on Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
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Job Description: Food Shift is looking for a full-time Communications and Outreach Coordinator through AmeriCorps VISTA! We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic individual who is passionate about our work and has a background in communications to help manage

EVENT: Waste Not, Want Not: a Deep Dive Into Food Waste

Posted in Blog, Events on Friday, May 6th, 2016
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Waste Not, Want Not: a Deep Dive Into Food Waste May 19, 2016   |   6-8 pm Food Craft Institute   |  65 Webster Street •  Oakland, CA  •  94607 Around 40 % of all food produced in the United States ends

JOB ALERT: Production Chef & Program Manager

Posted in Blog on Friday, March 18th, 2016
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Summary: Food Shift is a project of Earth Island Institute and is dedicated to building sustainable solutions that reduce food waste and hunger. We are launching an exciting new initiative — Alameda Kitchen — that will reduce waste, feed people,

Zero Waste Week & the Recycling Update with Dana Frasz

Posted in Blog on Friday, March 4th, 2016
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  21st Annual RECYCLING UPDATE  Tuesday, March 22, 2016 8:30am-4:30pm Freight and Salvage, Berkeley, CA Doors open 8am As a leader in the environmental movement for 38 years, the Northern California Recycling Association (NCRA) is holding its 21st Annual Recycling