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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

Reduce Household Food Waste by Trading Meals with your Neighbors

Posted in Blog on Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

I really enjoy cooking, and I value dinners at home with my family on weeknights. But I was having trouble making it happen on a regular basis and I was continually missing the mark on how much food to buy

Food Skills We’re Learning in Intentional Community

Posted in Blog on Friday, November 1st, 2013

I live in an intentional community in the Northern San Francisco Bay Area. We have big gardens, chickens, a community room that’s an old renovated barn and though most of us work off the property, we do a lot of

Treasures in the Trash: Diving for Food in the East Bay

Posted in Blog on Friday, October 18th, 2013

I felt a combination of apprehension and excitement as I prepared for my first dumpster diving mission. While gathering my flashlight, rubber gloves, and old shoes, I pictured my Honda Civic filled with bags of lettuce and wondered how much

The Largest “WE” in Human History

Posted in Blog on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Who is going to finance the new economy, the economy that moves beyond “sustain” to regeneration? Who is going to invest in the new social entrepreneurs who can transform poverty into purpose? The answer is: we are. It is our

How College Students Use the Power of a Grilled Cheese to Change the World

Posted in Blog on Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

Did you know*… 1.2 billion people on the planet are severely undernourished 870 million live in a state of perpetual, chronic hunger 8500 children die every day from hunger – or about one child every 10 seconds FeelGood, a non-profit

An All You Eat Cycle of Waste

Posted in Blog on Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

The all you can eat India buffet in downtown Asheville is always packed. Electronic music pulses though the space. Hindu Gods stare down from their perches on the wall. It is a free-for-all, and the line stretches out the door.