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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”

Food Shift, Bioneers, and 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–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 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