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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

Reflecting on Holiday Abundance

Posted in Blog on Monday, January 4th, 2016

Today is a significant day for me and one I’ll always remember. It was December 23 in 2001 when I returned home from a life-changing 4 month trip in Southeast Asia. I was immediately struck by the abundance, excess, and

Food Shift Highlights from 2015

Posted in Blog on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

Happy New Year from the Food Shift team! We have been working hard this year to move the needle towards a society where no good food is wasted. We’ve demonstrated to grocery stores how recovering food can make good business

Check out the Green Thumbprint podcast with Keith Tanner and guest speaker Dana Frasz of Food Shift.

Posted in Blog, In the Media on Thursday, November 12th, 2015

In this podcast Dana has a conversation with Keith about her journey into the food recovery scene and what inspired her to join the movement. They discuss the impact of food waste on climate change, the local community, and why

Sugarless Smoothies Still Sweet in the Alameda Kitchen

Posted in Blog on Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Meet Henrika. Henrika and her daughter have been residents at Alameda Point Collaborative (APC), a housing community for formerly homeless individuals and families, for six years. When we told her about the Alameda Kitchen, a program that will employ APC

You’re Invited: A Night of Fine Dining in a Dumpster!

Posted in Blog, Events on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

The Salvage Supperclub will be hosting dinner on December 5th and 6th in Berkeley, California’s Gourmet Ghetto. Chef Pesha Perlsweig will be transforming food that would otherwise go to waste into a six-course veg-forward dining experience with two cocktails and

Alameda Kitchen in the Press: 2015

Posted in Blog, In the Media on Friday, October 30th, 2015

Check out what the press is saying about the Alameda Kitchen! Learn about Food Shift’s inspiration for the kitchen, how the vision has progressed since then, and where we hope to go in the future.  “Alameda Kitchen Transforms Places, Produce, People”