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Alameda Kitchen Graduates its First Class

Posted in Blog on Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

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

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

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

Highlights from the Alameda Kitchen Launch Party!

Posted in Blog on Thursday, June 30th, 2016

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

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

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

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

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
Food Shift - Oakland's Feeding the 5,000

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

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

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

  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

Food & Farm Film Fest: Just Eat It

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized on Sunday, February 28th, 2016

Join Food Shift’s Director, Dana Frasz, in presenting this film at 18 Reasons’ Food & Farm Film Fest. If you have ever thought about the massive amount of food that is being wasted every day, you are not alone. 15-25%

Santa Clara County Taking Bold Action Around Food Recovery: New Job & Upcoming Forum

Posted in Blog on Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

On March 24, 2016, Santa Clara County will be hosting the 1st Annual Silicon Valley Food Rescue Forum, the first of its kind for the county! This is largely a result of Food Shift’s food recovery research in Santa Clara

Dana Frasz with Tony Loyd: the Social Entrepreneur podcast

Posted in Blog on Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Tune in to the Social Entrepreneur podcast with Tony Loyd as Dana shares Food Shift’s approach to tackling the food waste and hunger epidemic. Learn more about what Food Shift is doing to keep perfectly good food out of the

Food Shift Seeking New Office Space!

Posted in Blog on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Food Shift is looking for an affordable office space in Oakland for our growing team. We are currently 3 full time staff with a goal of being 6 full time by July. We would love to stay in the West

Social Innovation Event to Discuss Solutions to Hunger & Poverty

Posted in Blog, Events on Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Mark your calendars to join this important conversation where local leaders and community members spend a day designing robust, healthful, and sustainable local economy that promotes thriving communities. Alameda County’s All In to End Hunger Campaign has been working hard

Dana Frasz to speak at the 36th Annual EcoFarms Conference

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized on Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Food Shift’s Founder and Director Dana Frasz is speaking at the 36th Annual EcoFarms conference today on January 22, 2016 in Soquel, CA. She will discuss the shift in the food recovery model from a charity to a service and

Get Your Food Shift Tote Bag Today!

Posted in Blog on Monday, January 11th, 2016

THIS JUST IN – Check out our brand new Food Shift tote bags! Made from 100% recycled material, fair wage and fair labor. Help reduce waste by using this tote bag instead of paper or plastic bags, and support Food

Job Opportunity: Food Rescue Coordinator for Santa Clara

Posted in Blog on Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Are you passionate about food systems work, reducing food waste, and making change on the systems level? We may have the job for you! Food Shift worked with Santa Clara County earlier this year to write a report with research