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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”

Food Shift, Bioneers, and Extrafood.org: An Ongoing and Powerful Collaboration

Posted in Blog on Thursday, October 29th, 2015

This October we celebrate the second successful year of collaboration between Food Shift and ExtraFood.org–a food recovery organization in Marin County– to recover food from the Bioneers Summit Conference in San Rafael, CA. Bioneers is a nonprofit educational organization that

Join us at Imperfect on October 23rd for an ugly food celebration and a screening of “Just Eat It”

Posted in Blog on Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Get ready for a great conversation with a group of people in the movement to end food waste, including our very own Hanna Morris. Come check out some awesome, ugly, yet utterly yummy produce and watch the film “Just Eat

Equitable Food Systems Summit –Exploring solutions to access to healthy food, and Dana Frasz, founder of Food Shift, will be the keynote speaker!

Posted in Blog on Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

On November 13th 2015, Dana will kick off the summit and incorporate Food Shift’s perspective on the issue of providing access to nutritious foods to the community of Fort Worth, Texas. She will be speaking among an audience of key

Alameda Kitchen: Carrot Soup, Ugly Produce, and a Brewing Vision

Posted in Blog on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

The smell of ginger filled the air and ruby red pomegranate seeds glistened like gems in a mixing bowl. Chef Sanaz and Chef Ronny chatted about the best kinds of kitchen knives, the latest updates from Food Network’s “Chopped” series,

7 Tips to Improve Food Recovery: A Case Study from Santa Clara County

Posted in Blog on Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

For a copy of the report please email info@foodshift.net and we will be happy to send you one! In early 2015 Santa Clara County hired Food Shift to research where and why food is being wasted in the region, to

How Do We Make Sure Lumpy, Bumpy Produce Gets Its Chance to Shine?

Posted in Blog on Monday, July 13th, 2015

According to the FAO, more than half of the edible fruit and vegetables grown in the United States are wasted every year. Consumers and retailers are responsible for much of this waste, but at least a quarter happens in the fields

Poverty, Power, and What We Can Do About It

Posted in Blog on Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

On June 3rd, 2015, a conference boldly titled “Power to Prosperity: The Power of 9” was held at the David Brower Center in Berkeley. The conference was organized by “Rise Together,” an organization whose mission is to cut poverty in half

Sweeping French Recommendations for Fighting Food Waste

Posted in Blog on Thursday, June 4th, 2015

In April, French policy makers released a set of proposals to fight against food waste along the chain of production, distribution and consumption. This first comprehensive public policy on food waste calls for more than 30 regulatory and policy measures, including:

Eco Evolution – Local Food for the Global Shift, With Dana Frasz, founder of Food Shift, and Andrew Hasse, producer of the film Edible City

Posted in Blog, In the Media on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

LISTEN TO Eco Evolution: There are major changes taking place in local food systems and how we source and consume food. Wasted food is a major economic and ecological problem, being addressed by many groups including Dana Frasz’ non-profit Food

Andronico’s Program: Over 44,000 Pounds of Food Collected!

Posted in Blog on Friday, February 13th, 2015

This January, Food Shift launched a program with Andronico’s Community Market, establishing and managing a food donation and waste tracking system for their stores. We saw huge strides towards reducing waste, feeding people, and saving money. Food Shift arranged for

Food Shift Public Transit Ads Shift Minds About Food Waste

Posted in Blog on Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

  This past May, Food Shift won $50,000 worth of educational advertising space on public transit by popular vote through Facebook. Due to the severity of the drought and its impact on the environment, our food supply, and subsequently the health of our communities,

2014’s Top Eight Accomplishments

Posted in Blog on Saturday, December 13th, 2014

2014 has been a huge year for the movement to end wasted food in the Bay Area and across the nation. Awareness and action are building to keep edible food out of the waste stream. We want to thank you

Gourmet Fare from Centro Community Partners Helps Feed CityTeam Ministries

Posted in Blog on Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Food Shift recovered over 90 pounds of food from Centro Community Partners’ Second Annual Centro Benefit held at Preservation Park and delivered it to CityTeam Ministries in Oakland. Centro Community Partners fosters socioeconomic change in communities by providing business advisory

Feeding the 5000: An Edible, Nutritious, Delicious and Fun Solution!

Posted in Blog on Friday, November 21st, 2014

Oakland’s Feeding the 5,000 was a great success! A dedicated team of community partners and volunteers mobilized to feed thousands of people while inspiring action toward solutions. 11,000 pounds of produce was turned into soup and smoothies and served to