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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

8 Tips to Reduce Your Waste This Thanksgiving

Posted in Blog on Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

The holiday season is rapidly approaching, so let’s remember that while we’re filling our bellies this Thanksgiving, we shouldn’t be filling landfills with perfectly good food! Here are a few tips on how we can move towards a zero waste

You’re Invited to the FARMcurious Holiday Party!

Posted in Blog, Events on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

FARMcurious will be having their annual holiday party from 1-5 pm on Saturday, December 6 at 247 Marlow Drive in Oakland, and all proceeds from ticket sales and their raffle will go to Food Shift! FARMcurious is a company with

Food Shift and ExtraFood.Org Recover Surplus Food from Bioneers Summit Conference

Posted in Blog, Events on Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Among our many events in October, Food Shift partnered with to recover food from the Bioneers Summit Conference in San Rafael on October 17-19, 2014.  Bioneers is a nonprofit educational organization that highlights innovative approaches to human and environmental

Gleaned, Foraged, and Recovered: Food at the Zero Food Waste Forum

Posted in Blog, Events on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

  Food Shift recently co-hosted the Zero Food Waste Forum on October 16 and 17 in Berkeley, CA – an event that brought together government agencies, business leaders, industry experts and organizations from across the country to discuss solutions to wasted food. In

Food Shift Links Food Waste and Water Waste Through BART Ads

Posted in Blog on Friday, August 29th, 2014

California is experiencing an off the charts drought, with this past year being the driest in the state’s history. This has caused intense wildfires of unprecedented numbers, resulted in over $800 million in crop loss, put over 17,000 agricultural employees

14,000 Pounds of Food Distributed to Oakland Families through Food Shift’s School Food Recovery Program

Posted in Blog on Friday, August 29th, 2014

Food Shift started a food recovery program with Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) in May 2013, and recovered a total of 14,000 pounds of food. Food Shift expanded the program to 13 different schools where excess edible food was collected from cafeterias and

Feeding 5000 People with Recovered Food!

Posted in Blog, Events on Friday, August 29th, 2014

  On Saturday, October 18, 2014 the first ever Feeding the 5000 event in the US took place from 12:00 – 4:00 PM in Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland as part of a global campaign to catalyze awareness and action toward

Food Shift and SV2 Celebrate Exciting Partnership Launch

Posted in Blog on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

We are excited to announce that Food Shift has been chosen as a recipient of SV2’s 2014 Environment Grant! As a grantee, Food Shift will receive $90,000 over the course of three years, as well as professional advising and consulting

Food Shift, BALLE, and the Local Food Ecosystem

Posted in Blog on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

This June the Oakland community played host to the BALLE Conference; a three day gathering of local economic leaders, innovators and investors from across North America. Food Shift played a key role in making it a zero waste event, collecting

Encouraging Hotels to Donate Surplus Food

Posted in Blog on Monday, July 14th, 2014

Food Shift founder and director Dana Frasz recently spoke at the Hotel Council of San Francisco’s  Zero Waste Banquets and Catering Seminar, which was hosted by Recology. Dana encouraged the hotel, restaurant, and food industry to deepen their efforts to

Food Shift Plants Seeds of Food Consciousness with Airbnb

Posted in Blog on Monday, May 12th, 2014

Earlier this year, Airbnb hired Food Shift to manage food recovery for their four-day 800-staff convention in San Francisco. The occasion of Earth Week inspired Airbnb to hire Food Shift to create a 5 day program for Airbnb staff highlighting

Food donation stalls as university plays liability ‘hot potato’

Posted in Blog on Monday, April 14th, 2014

I stood in front of a large field, stretching over an acre into the distance, lined with rows of eggplants, tomatoes, chard, and zucchinis—all rotting to waste. This field was the product of a plant science class I had recently

Dana Frasz named in Good 100

Posted in Blog, In the Media on Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Food Shift Founder and Director Dana Frasz was selected by Good 100  as one of the top global citizens of 2014 for her work with food conservation. Read more about the honor here. share:

Transforming Beer Waste into Granola Bars!

Posted in Blog on Monday, March 10th, 2014

Beer has four principal ingredients: barley, hops, water, and yeast. Did you know that about 90% of these ingredients are left behind? To summarize the process before the suds fill your glass and satiate your palate, beer is created when

Young filmmaker captures Food Shift’s unique voice

Posted in Blog on Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Hi, my name’s Joe. I am the creator of  Shift,  a documentary about Food Shift and the problems arising from food waste. It’s astounding to see so much work and ingenuity from an organization of Food Shift’s size, and I’m happy

Big Win! Airbnb hires Food Shift to manage recovery

Posted in Blog, Events, In the Media on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Two weeks ago Airbnb hired Food Shift to manage the recovery and redistribution of surplus food from their four-day, 800 person all-staff convention in San Francisco. Despite the wind and rain, we worked closely with Off the Grid, La Cocina,

Reducing food waste in Oakland schools

Posted in Blog, In the Media on Sunday, February 9th, 2014

  Bo hands 7 year-old Ana a tray with a slice of pepperoni pizza, a package of baby carrots, an apple, and a carton of milk. There are traces of icing on Ana’s face from a special birthday party her

Food Shift launches petition to EPA to implement national food waste program

Posted in Blog, In the Media on Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

We just launched a petition to help urge the US Environmental Protection Agency to adopt Food: Too Good to Waste, a comprehensive toolkit to help families and individuals across the country reduce the amount of food they lose and waste

Tis’ the season to take action!

Posted in Blog on Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

5 million tons of food will be wasted between Thanskgiving and New Year’s Eve in the United States. That’s enough to fill a 100 story building 14 times. Want to help lower that number? There’s many online tips on how to reduce