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Celebrate with Food Shift at the GOOD 100 Event!

Posted in Events, In the Media on Friday, June 20th, 2014

GOOD has compiled a list of the 100 people who are doing good in their communities across the US in 2014 and Food Shift Founder Dana Frasz made the list! Check out her profile and join us at the celebration

Watch Kelly ErnstFriedman Speak on “Rising to the Food Waste Challenge” Panel

Posted in In the Media on Thursday, June 19th, 2014

In December, Local Food Lab and Edible Startups hosted a panel highlighting innovative approaches to food waste entitled, “Rising to the Food Waste Challenge.” Food Shift Program Director Kelly ErnstFriedman, along with several other food recovery entrepreneurs and innovators, sat down to discuss

Food Shift partnership featured in East Bay Express

Posted in In the Media on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

Have you heard? Food Shift is forging a deal with Andronico’s to create jobs, feed people and reduce food waste! This is an exciting new opportunity that will hopefully be used as a model to change our food system. Check

Dive! Film Screening and Q & A with Food Shift Director, Dana Frasz on Aug 6th

Posted in Events, In the Media on Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Inspired by a curiosity about our country’s careless habit of sending food straight to landfills, the multi award-winning documentary DIVE! follows filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and friends as they dumpster dive in the back alleys and gated garbage receptacles of LA

When your produce gets wasted, it’s really a cry for help

Posted in In the Media on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Grist columnist Nathanael Johnson attended last month’s CUESA panel on innovative ways to reduce food waste. Read more of his take-aways here. share:

Listen to Dana Frasz’s presentation to the Pachamama Alliance

Posted in In the Media on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Last month Dana Frasz led a fantastic presentation, sponsored by the Pachamama Alliance on reducing food waste. The talk was part of the Monthly Gathering Series held at the Peña Pachamama restaurant in San Francisco. Check out the presentation here! share:

CUESA Panel Cooks Up New Ideas

Posted in In the Media on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Check out this audio recording of panelists including Food Shift founder Dana Frasz, Dana Gunders and Cropmobster’s Founder speaking on last month’s panel “Beyond the Green Bin.” The panel inspired lots of discussion on blogs like 350foods and Grist. share:

What a Waste: US Campaign Targets Why We Trash 133 Billion Pounds of Food a Year

Posted in In the Media on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Check out Dana Frasz in UC Berkeley’s California Magazine article on the problem of wasted food and what Food Shift is doing about it. share:

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:

Food Shift receives grant from Give Something Back Foundation

Posted in In the Media on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Thank you, Give Something Back customers! Because of your votes, Food Shift was awarded over $6,000 from the Give Something Back Foundation. Over the past 20 years, Give Something Back has donated over $5 million dollars in profits back to

Thank you Tanya and welcome Ciara!

Posted in In the Media on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

After 14 months leading our volunteer team, Tanya Chang was accepted to Duke University’s business program and will soon be heading to North Carolina! We’re excited for Tanya and grateful for all that she’s done for us at Food Shift.

Getting Ahead of the Green Bin

Posted in In the Media on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Check out 650.com’s take-aways from the March 24th CUESA panel in which Dana Frasz spoke about wasted food. share:

Help Food Shift get a van!

Posted in In the Media on Sunday, March 30th, 2014

Food Shift is expanding! Our team is growing, demand for our services and expertise is skyrocketing and we’d love for you to help us take our work to the next level. Securing  a van is vital for us to meet

The Best Way to Shift Food to Those in Need

Posted in In the Media on Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

Would you eat scraps off other people plates to keep food from going to waste? Dana Frasz did. What started as a personal vendetta against food waste — and a 25 lb. weight gain — has now become FoodShift, a food recovery program that’s got an amazing business model for making sure that food can be shifted to those in need in a most sustainable way.

Food Shift is recruiting new volunteers!

Posted in In the Media on Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Food Shift’s team is expanding! Want to help reduce wasted food AND build your resume? Check out our open volunteer positions and apply today!  share:

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

Saving School Lunches

Posted in In the Media on Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Check it out! Our school food recovery program is featured in the East Bay Express!! share:

Measuring Food Waste

Posted in In the Media on Saturday, January 4th, 2014

The East Bay Express investigates food waste in local grocery stores and rates them on their practices. How does your favorite store rate?

Are Food Expiration Date Labels Making You a Wasteful Person?

Posted in In the Media on Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Each year, an obscene amount of food is wasted in the U.S. and around the world—and confusing and inconsistent food date labels are making the matter worse. Check out Director Dana Frasz’s article summarizing a new report on our bewildering date label system.